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‘Zesa generating 951MW only’

ZESA Holdings subsidiary, Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC), says it is only generating 951 megawatts (MW) of electricity against a national peak demand of 2 200MW, which has resulted in the country experiencing electricity blackouts of up to 18 hours per day in some areas.

Despite the successful synchronisation of Hwange Unit 7 on Monday into the national grid, ZETDC call centre supervisor Milton Zata said they were still facing challenges.
“Unfortunately, we have national grid challenges, resulting in these long outages,” Zata tweeted.

The blackouts are seriously affecting business and industries countrywide.

With Hwange Unit 7 appearing to struggle to feed the envisaged 300MW into the national grid following its upgrade, the power crisis is set to persist as Hwange’s Unit 8 is only expected to go live in October with another 300MW.

Source: bulawayo24

In other news- Former ZINARA CEO convicted of corruption

Saston Muzenda, a former CEO of ZINARA was Monday 27 March 2023 convicted of corruption after a trial heard before Harare regional magistrate Mrs Feresi Chakanyuka.


He was found guilty of allowing an Ex-Combatants Security company to provide its services to ZINARA when the Board had already given Modern Security and Real Star Security companies the same job. Learn more

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