Zimbabwe Pays Off South Africa Debt in Bid to Ease Power Shortage

Zimbabwe has paid the U.S.$33 million debt it owed to South Africa's Eskom which the government has been paying since June 2019, Energy Minister Fortune Chasi has said. Zimbabwe is reliant on imports from South Africa and Mozambique to augment power supplies. Power cuts can last up to 18 hours daily after a drought reduced Lake Kariba's water levels and frequent plant breakdowns occur at the thermal power station in Hwange.

  • Zimbabwe:   Government Pays Off Eskom Debt

    New Zimbabwe, 30 March 2020

    GOVERNMENT has moved to bail out struggling power utility ZESA Holdings through settlement of a US$890,000 debt owed to South African power generator, Eskom. Read more »

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