Zimbabwe Hit by Massive Power Outages

The country's power utility has warned of continued power cuts throughout the festive season due to an extensive maintenance programme at its major power stations .

  • Zimbabwe:  Massive Power Outage Hits Bulawayo

    SW Radio Africa, 26 November 2012

    One of the worst blackouts to hit Bulawayo this year left most of the city without power for more than 20 hours from Sunday evening to Monday afternoon. read more »

File Photo:Business by candlelight in Harare as blackouts become order of the day.

  • Zimbabwe:  Zesa Should Manage Load-Shedding Better (editorial)

    The Herald, 27 November 2012

    Zesa seem determined to make Christmas miserable for many, pulling out generators totalling 235MW of capacity at a time for maintenance and repair and so plunging thousands more ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Massive Blackouts Loom

    The Herald, 26 November 2012

    ZIMBABWEANS are set to endure a black festive season after Zesa Holdings at the weekend announced that it will, from today, embark on massive load-shedding until the beginning of ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  ZESA in Massive Power Disconnections

    The Herald, 9 October 2012

    Zesa Holdings has embarked on a countrywide disconnection of electricity for both domestic and commercial consumers over unpaid bills. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Farmers Slam Zesa Power Cuts

    The Herald, 25 September 2012

    Farmers' organisations yesterday condemned Zesa Holdings over power cuts they say are affecting the planting of tobacco under irrigation. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Power Outage Explained

    The Herald, 8 September 2012

    The power outage that hit Harare city centre and surrounding areas on Thursday has been attributed to a system breakdown along the Bindura-Singo line. The powerline links the ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Electricity Blackouts Set to Continue

    Zimbabwe Standard, 29 July 2012

    ZIMBABWE'S electricity supply shortages are set to continue, with the country attaining a self-sufficient status in 10 years, a senior official from the Energy ministry said. read more »