Zimbabwe Braces for Darkness As Govt Fails to Settle Debt
If the cash-strapped authorities don't settle an U.S.$80 million debt to South Africa's electricity utility, Eskom, by the end of May, massive load-shedding could begin.
A Human Rights body has lodged a complaint against the government, power distribution company UMEME, and the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) over indiscriminate load shedding in public hospitals.
The government is meant to seal a memorandum of understanding in which Zimbabwe would purchase excess power daily. However, the country owes South Africa's power utility, Eskom, ... Read more »