Minister Fortune Chasi

Chasi in SA for electricity talks as power crisis bites

Energy and Power Development Minister Fortune Chasi is in South Africa and will soon head for Mozambique as government seeks to negotiate for electricity supply with the two countries with a view to end the power crisis that has hit the country 

Zimbabwe is currently faced with a power crisis that has seen the country plunged into darkness.

Briefing journalists after a Cabinet meeting in Harare, Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa, said the two leaders have expressed interest to assist Zimbabwe out of the power crisis.

“Following meetings with President Mnangagwa, President Ramaphosa and President Nyusi, the two leaders have expressed commitment to assist Zimbabwe overcome the crisis,” she said.

“The Minister is currently in South Africa and will head to Mozambique and the nation will be advised on outcomes of his engagements in due course,” she said.

Chasi’s meeting follows President Emerson Mnangagwa’s engagement with his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa and Mozambiquan leader Filipe Nyusi.

The two countries have been supplying the country with power and South Africa's power company, Eskom has of late demanded payment  of a debt by Zimbabwe to resume the supply. 

Recently Zimbabwe paid part of it's debt to the company. 

Power utility, Zesa, has been swtitching off electricity for at least 18 hours a day, a situation that has affected ordinary people and business.

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