Econet Network Now Working, Says Company

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has said that the problem which caused an outage Saturday morning has been solved. The outage, which started at about 10 AM and lasted several hours, is one of the company’s most severe in recent years.

Said Econet on Social Media:

We sincerely apologise for the intermittent service experienced on Voice, Data, SMS & EcoCash services today.

We are glad to advise that service has been restored in most areas. Any inconvenience caused is sincerely regretted.

Econet said earlier that the outage was caused by the failure of its backup power systems to function following load shedding by ZESA.

The company’s founder and chairman, Strive Masiyiwa, used the opportunity to reveal that in 2007 he proposed a US $250 million project that would have added 500MW of power to the national grid. He said the project failed after corrupt officials at ZESA tried to benefit personally from the project.

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