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SA 'Putting Pressure' On Zambia To Acquire Zimbabwe's Electricity Contracts

SA 'Putting Pressure' On Zambia To Acquire Zimbabwe's Electricity Contracts

Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., the South African state-owned power utility, is reportedly seeking to replace Zimbabwe as an importer of electricity from Mozambique and Zambia to help ease rolling blackouts.

In a letter addressed to the Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe, ZESA Holdings executive chairman Sydney Gata said Zimbabwe’s contracts with Mozambique’s Electricidade de Mocambique and Zambia’s ZESCO are set to expire at the end of July.

Gata said ZESA Holdings is failing to pay the US$6.3 million monthly import bill to Zambia and Eskom is now “putting pressure” on Mozambique and Zambian utilities to take over the contracts. Said Gata:

ESKOM is in unprecedented trouble with over 18 000MW of capacity shortfall and is putting pressure on ZESCO, HCB and EDM to take over the same contracts ZESA had secured.

ZESA now has up to 31 July 2022 to draw the supply or else the contracts will be cancelled and the supply re-allocated to other utilities in the SAPP.

Zimbabwe will stand to lose heavily as these contracts are long-term, and at a competitive price.

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa said this week Eskom will turn to its neighbours to purchase surplus power to ease power cuts in that country.

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17 Comments

User 2 months ago

Zanupf and zesa are a curse to the people.


Klux kk 2 months ago

Add zisco, zupco, zanu, ziyambi ziyambi

xx oxo 2 months ago

zrp,zacc,zinara,zinwa,zimra,zbc,zdf are all nothing but a curse to the nation. that letter Z should be replaced with something else

Chris 2 months ago

Famba Zambia .


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 2 months ago

I do not see where the problem is with Zambia, Mozambique or South Africa.

ZESCO, Zambia's electricity utility is in business so are Mozambique and South Africa. In business you look for customers who pay and displace those who do not pay.

Zimbabwe signed this 5 year contract fully aware that they were supposed to pay upfront for the electricity.

ZESA must not be cry babies. It must tell Zambia the truth that it is unable to pay monthly.

Zimbabwe has a problem with settling debts. At one time both Mozambique and South Africa stopped supplying Zimbabwe with electricity demanding that it first settled its outstanding debts. Zimbabwe is a bad debtor.

[ LET ZESA REMOVE THIS BAD DEBTOR TUG ]

[ APA PAVA KUTODA VANA ADVOCATE NELSON CHAMISA ].

[VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE].

Yours sincerely
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ]


Dr unless 2 months ago

Where is Dr Mthuli. He was running his mouth. Hanzi zvinu zvakarongeka. The man is a failure

VZ 2 months ago

Zim kana isina mari haina, ngavasiye anaSA vapihwe dabhuka nekuti ndivo vanobhadhara.

pasi neZanuPf


Gafa 2 months ago

Apa ED akangoti duku the house is on fire 31July is by the corner take take nezvibhorani nemigwagwa inodyiwa here hezvo nyika yoita rima ndokuhondo here.


??? 2 months ago

Ari busy kuveza shamhu dzake dzemunyu😭😭😭🤣🤣🤣

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Gwedu 2 months ago

Uriwe Zambia kana Moza ungaramba here? What so special with Zimbabwe being ruled by Ed iots . Go ahead and replace next year chimoto


SC 2 months ago

It is a sad thing we are failing to pay and we are being replaced but guys it will never change, Zimbabwe is our nation our home and we cant wish the worst happening to it. Imagine with the little we have (industry) we are making something out of it being small as it is. if we are to be cut out of these deals mmm its chaos.


SC 2 months ago

It is a sad thing we are failing to pay and we are being replaced but guys it will never change, Zimbabwe is our nation our home and we cant wish the worst happening to it. Imagine with the little we have (industry) we are making something out of it being small as it is. if we are to be cut out of these deals mmm its chaos.


🙄 2 months ago

But mari yekubhadhara that foreign guy kuti achengete dumpsite yedu vanayo in millions per month.
Yekutengera nyika magetsi havana kkkk shame on these dullards nxaaaa.
ZanuPf so magoo chaiyo.


Zesa Moto mushoma 2 months ago

We are donating 300mw to eskom


Muntuza 2 months ago

If industry is paying her dues the better, but it is unfortunate that only few people and companies are paying ,embarrassingly the elite class are the major defaulters. That's Zim for us.


**** ncube 2 months ago

no need for panic ndichangonokora musurplus, garai pasi


Kule Dhambi 2 months ago

Pane ari kuvonawo panobva allegation ye "putting pressure" yacho?



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