Energy and Power Development Minister, Fortune Chasi on Wednesday revealed that South Africa is considering Zimbabwe’s request to import more electricity from that country.
Chasi said that he was in South Africa recently where he met the country’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe.
Speaking on the sidelines of the launch of the second batch of Zupco buses in Harare on Wednesday, Chasi said:
In my discussion with Minister Mantashe, I underlined the importance that Zimbabwe places on the need for us to work out the debt that exists between us and also the need for us to be able to access power.
I can confirm that initially, we had our technical team who went to meet Eskom of South Africa. These are senior people from Zesa and also from the Ministry of Finance and my ministry and they did a lot of work.
We discussed the issue of the debt that exists between us and also the dire situation of power in this country.