Zim faced with 1090MW daily power deficit: ZERA

Zim faced with 1090MW daily power deficit: ZERA

By Tendai Sahondo ZIMBABWE faces a crippling daily power gap of over 1000MW, Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Edington Mazambani has said. Speaking before a parliamentary portfolio committee on energy and power development, Mazambani said government is exploring various avenues to address the crisis as the country does not have the capacity to import that much power. “Zimbabwe is currently experiencing a daily power gap of 1090MW owing to the low levels of water in the Kariba dam, which is currently operating at 30% capacity. Our…

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Mthuli condemns populace to more suffering

Mthuli condemns populace to more suffering

By Tendai Sahondo FINANCE and economic development minister Mthuli Ncube’s mid-term policy measures have heightened the suffering of hard pressed Zimbabweans as the prices of basic commodities have shot up beyond the reach of many. Zimbabweans who had been expecting the review to provide some measure of relief were bitterly disappointed as the policy pronouncements made last week only added salt to wounds. Triggering the escalation has been the unprecedented hike on fuel prices owing to the introduction of 45% and 40% excise duty per litre of petrol and diesel,…

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