The current is facing imminent power shortages which will lead to load shedding due to the fact that ZESA is failing to pay for power being imported from South Africa and Mozambique. ZESA has arrears with its suppliers because the power utility is receiving only $1,5 million from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) instead of $5 million.
ZESA Chief Executive Josh Chifamba told the Mines and Energy Committee that:
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As we stand now we are in serious arrears on both accounts that is Eskom of South Africa and Hydro Cahora Bassa (HCB) of Mozambique
We have had to come up with innovative strategies where we have been talking to our customers in export business so that thy seed to us part of what they retain what they get from their export process so that we alleviate this problem.
Should that happen then we go to massive, massive load shedding.
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