Zimbabwe power cuts blamed on customers not paying bills

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A Zimbabwean minister has said that a power company in Zimbabwe has had financial problems in part because customers have not paid their bills,reports The Herald Newspaper.

The newspaper quoted the Energy and Power Development Minister Fortune Chasi as divulging the figures for the electricity authority, Zesa, to business leaders.

It goes on to quote him as saying that Zesa could not pay its own bills to buy in electricity from outside Zimbabwe and the country has been “plunged into darkness”.

In June power outages were increased to 18 hours a day.

 

Dominica Nwabufo