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ZESA Debt To Eskom Paid Off – Hon Fortune Chasi

Minister of Energy Fortune Chasi is famous for many things, from making Zim Dancehall to being a Minister – he’s also known for his “mushonga webasa kuriita” statement. A jovial Fortune Chasi took to Twitter to revise that statement to, “MUSHONGA WE CHIKWERETI KUBHADHARA CHETE” (loosely translated to the only way to solve a debt […]


Fortune Chasi Says Eskom Still Supplying Us With Power

Whilst many have speculated that the ongoing South African power crisis is affecting us and has resulted in 24-hour power cuts, Energy Minister Fortune Chasi has said that imports from Eskom are yet to be impacted by the crisis in SA. I’m happy to report that although South Africans are facing challenges in the power […]


Former Eskom CEO Supposed To Invest In 100MW Local Solar Plant Says Corruption Stalling Progress

You may remember Engineer Koko Matshela -Former CEO of Eskom- whose company was awarded the licence to set up a US$250 million solar power plant that was supposed to generate 100MW back in July with work beginning the following month. Four months later nothing has happened and Matshela recently blamed the lack of progress on […]


Eskom Struggling To Meet Energy Demand In South Africa

Zimbabweans have been following news regarding the electricity situation with bated breath as the country has been plunged into darkness. Though there has been some positivity regarding the situation due to a recent payment, it seems ESKOM itself is facing some challenges of its own. According to MyBroadband, Eskom is also struggling to meet demand, […]


South African President Says Zimbabwe Has Been Able “To Pay Up The Debt They Owe To Eskom”

President Emmerson Mnangagwa recently made a trip to South Africa to meet with South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa to discuss a number of issues, chief among which being the electricity issue. In an interview Ramaphosa also mentioned that these discussions had taken place and it seems the countries might be reaching an agreement of some […]


Energy Minister: We Are Going To Be Receiving Energy From Eskom & We Are Negotiating With Mozambique

The Minister of Energy Honourable Fortune Chasi has spoken regarding the recent US$10 million paid to Eskom, confirm that it will indeed help in plugging the power generation holes currently plaguing the country. During a recent Cabinet briefing Honourable Chasi acknowledged the payment to Eskom but would not go into further details I can’t pronounce […]


ZESA to start massive load-shedding on 1 June… Owes $43 million in power imports

If ZESA does not pay for power it imports from South Africa, massive load shedding might kick in about a week from now, a report in the government run newspaper, The Herald, says. Zimbabwe owes an overdue amount of  US $43 million in power imports, most of it to Eskom of South Africa from where 300 megawatts is supplied. Early […]


The real reason severe load shedding ended in Zimbabwe

Wondering who to thank for severe load shedding ending in Zimbabwe? A report on Bloomberg this week might answer that question. According to the publication, demand for electricity in South Africa “has fundamentally collapsed” over the past 6 months, which has kept power supply consistent in South Africa and enabled Eskom to export power to Zimbabwe and Zambia. The reduced demand in SA […]