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"Power Crises Will Leave Zimbabwe And South Africa As Failed States!" - Jonathan Moyo

Self-exiled former cabinet minister, Professor Jonathan Moyo, has said power crises could leave Zimbabwe and South Africa as failed states if authorities fail to come up with immediate and long-term solutions.

The two neighbouring countries are facing acute power shortages mainly due to their ageing power generatorsÔÇÖ inability to produce to their maximum capacity.

In a series of Twitter posts seen by Pindula News, Moyo said a state failing to generate and supply adequate power is a failed state. He said:

The power (electricity) dilemma has become the most critical question of our time, certainly in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Failure to deal with this question, with CONCRETE immediate, intermediate, and long-term SOLUTIONS, will leave Zimbabwe and South Africa as failed states!

#Updated Failed State (definition): A state, nation or country that is not able to generate or supply adequate, continuous and AFFORDABLE electricity on demand; to meet the needs or requirements of its industries, economy and society!

Zimbabwe, whose power crisis is over a decade-old, is currently producing about 500 megawatts (MW) of power against a daily peak demand of 2 200 MW.

It imports some electricity from neighbouring Mozambique, Zambia and the troubled South Africa which is also implementing load-shedding to manage the crisis.

Zimbabwe and South Africa are also competing to get power from Mozambique and Zambia.

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19 Comments

you a failed state of 1 month ago

a politician and a human being.


Maparamuro 1 month ago

Zimbabwe has existed as a failed state for a long time now.


Jatiwero 1 month ago

Chiitai ka action boys taneta nekunzwa mutauro uyu kubva zvatanga kunetsa gwenya, action speaks louder than words. Itai pagadziriswe nyika dzisapfekedzwe chishongo chekundikano


1 month ago

Jonso ngaasaoihwa space yekutaura zvavanoda now because he's part and parcel of the woes bedeviling this nation. His voice must be sanctioned because he silenced Zimbabwean voices during his tenure as the Minister of PUBERTY and information back then. Jonso quiet. QUIET.


Jinn 1 month ago

Its corruption,corruption and corruption.Zanu Pf has destroyed this beautiful country.And you Jonso you are also the part of the destruction boys


-_- 1 month ago

Zimbabwean engineers are also very much to blame for this our universities claim they teach innovation but I don't see it in practice, by now we should have at least one company which is able to manufacture a thermal power generator instead of reliance on engineers from china or any other country. We have so many engineers here in Zimbabwe but so little to show for it. These are situations in which engineers from across the country should be coming together to come up with a solution.


1 month ago

There are no policies in place or government funding for research and development in this teapot shaped country of ours. Besides who trusts these new guys from the University without sound and technological exposure to key industry practices and innovations.

-_- 1 month ago

It's not always about policy it's about initiative, the engineers don't have the initiative to do something because they know diddly squat.

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cde chipopi 1 month ago

it is already a failed state feck professor. Musoro unenge budzi, chingodzoka hako ku Zanu pf wakanyarara.


1 month ago

The existence of God can not be doubted.

Kule 1 month ago

Iwe ChiPuppy, usatuke vamwe zvinorwadza kudaro (Although it is true hazvo)

Pastor 1 month ago


When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, "The Lord is with you, mighty warrior."
Judges 6:12


1 month ago

Sadly the lord God does not exist.

1 month ago

The existence of God can not be doubted. He is the one who created all of us.

Hunter 1 month ago

sanctions are a threat to development


Cde hondo 1 month ago

Garapasi jonso you are part of zanu pf which failed to solve the problem, nyika yakafa nekuda kwako iwe you mismanaged the economy together with mugabe


workers 1 month ago

endai motenga magetsi please nxaa


mutsa 1 month ago

jonono must shut up. power shortages existed even at his time


bvanyangu 1 month ago

musoro damba keep quite you know very little about the economy ndiwe wakauraya nyika Mari yauri kshandisa kukinya wakaba Yu are no longer relevant tinona iwe uchi criticising chamisa dzoka ufome party yako udyiwe namvonzvora in and out uri kure kwazvo na chamisa it zii



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