ZESCO Says Baboon That Switched Off Power Remains In Intensive Care Unit

ZESCO Spokesperson Henry Kapata says the Baboon that switched off power in Livingstone on Sunday morning is currently in Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

A baboon yesterday  accidentally tampered with high voltage ZESCO machines, plunging 50,000 customers in Livingstone and Western Province into darkness.

In an exclusive interview with Byta FM, Kapata confirmed the incident adding that had the baboon been human, it would have been taken to court and possibly jailed for 25 years.

“The baboon tampered with the A station and the B3 and B5 machines in our power station cutting electricity to Western Province and ofcourse Livingstone town so we have about 28,000 customers in Livingstone and 22,000 customers in Western Province. So the baboon cut our power station around 06:50 hours,” said Kapata.

“The lines the baboon was tampering with are extremely high voltage. You can see that it was electrocuted in so many ways but it has survived. It is an animal, we cannot prosecute it otherwise if it was a human we would have taken it to court.”

Kapata said such an incident has never happened before and the baboon that has been handed over to the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) is currently free but in the ICU.


8 Responses to "ZESCO Says Baboon That Switched Off Power Remains In Intensive Care Unit"

  1. Dundumwezi   July 17, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Maybe Mukuni using Baboons to sabotage the economy, he is a witch, he said it

  2. henry   July 17, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Which ICU is Uncle Baboon at? I have just prepared a fruit basket for visiting hour!!

  3. v hamanjanji   July 17, 2017 at 10:58 am

    mmm tell us which hospital we visit it,may be it was sent by some one to commit an act of sabotage,zp move on and interview the baboon.

  4. Tonga Girl   July 17, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Is Mukuni at the palace?

  5. Shi Mwana   July 17, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    There need to intensify security at that hospital. I am already salivating at the thought of brying that meat

  6. Shi Mwana   July 17, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Kuti mwabika umunani mu ICU

  7. Comred Napoleon   July 17, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    It’s Mkooni and not baboon boma iyanganepo

  8. yamikani   July 17, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Which party does this baboon belong too?