South Africa’s power utility, ESKOM said on Tuesday that Zimbabwe has not yet approached it for additional power after the country has been experiencing critical power shortages since Monday.
ESKOM currently supplies Zimbabwe with 50 megawatts of electricity. An official at ESKOM, Singh Naresh said:
And it would have to be specific circumstances and we would have to ensure that we give due attention to our operational capability, whether we are able to supply them with additional power or not.
Former Zimbabwe Energy and Power Development Minister Joram Gumbo revealed that the country would seek to increase power imports, particularly from Mozambique.
Since Monday, the country’s power utility embarked on debilitating power cuts, with suburbs going for as much as 10 hours without power. The power cuts have affected the industry as well particularly winter farming, manufacturing and mining.