This came to us in an email just before the site was up in May 2011. We thought it would be interesting to share. What really happened is still a mystery to us but as far as we can tell, the people you see here were shocked by the high voltages of electricity running parallel to the stadium where a number of the FIFA World Cup 2010 games were played.
This is actually a common thing in South Africa, not people getting shocked because that would just be insane, a lot of the underprivileged people do not get the necessary support from their cities and governments so they find other ways to beat the to get by, what you see here is two young men trying to as it appears steal electrical currents from the power lines in an attempt to provide electricity to their informal shelters or “homes.”
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