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Man, 22, electrocuted while urinating in bushes

By Mason White 1:46 PM March 11, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
A father of two is dead after suffering an electric shock while urinating on the street, police in South Africa said.

The 22-year-old from Zimbabwe, Mlaleli Nets, was killed on Wednesday, in an area called Zandspruit in Johannesburg.

Another man from Zimbabwe, said that Neta was electrocuted while relieving himself in the woods. He did not see exposed electrical wires laying on the ground where he was urinating.

Phindani Moyo, 45, who goes to the same church as Nets, said that when it rains, the communal bathrooms are wet, dirty and uncomfortable to use, therefore, people go to the bushes to relieve themselves.

“The death of Mlaleli Nets is very painful to us. He was a good man, who was very respectful,” Darlington Phiri, 49, said. The victim is survived by two daughters, ages 2 and 7 months.

Police said that an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.