Pupils stone Zesco transformer and cut cables

Pupils at Chipepo High School and communities surrounding the institution in Gwembe District are likely to go without power for days following the vandalizing of a ZESCO transformer.

Pupils at the institution are reported to have stoned the ZESCO installation and cut cables after a brief interruption in power supply that had affected the entire district.

It is reported that when power was restored, the vandalized transformer blew off, plunging the whole area into darkness.

Police who rushed to the High School after the incident say the situation is now calm and that no arrests have so far been made.

They also say the school authorities briefed them that pupils ran amok and threw stones at the transformer and vandalized power cables following the brief power cut.

Police in Gwembe have since expressed worry that the disruption of power supply will affect examination preparations among pupils.

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