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ZESA Can't Have Load Shedding When We've Guests - President Mnangagwa

ZESA Can't Have Load Shedding When We've Guests -  President Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa Wednesday expressed disappointment with the local power utility, the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) after power cuts disrupted his speech in the presence of international guests.

There was an abrupt power outage which interrupted his speech during the ground-breaking ceremony of the Cyber City in Mt Hampden, according to NewsDay Zimbabwe.

Mnangagwa, who was in the company of Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga and billionaire investor Nawab Shaji Ul Mulk, chairman of Mulk International, had to wait for three minutes as officials made frantic efforts to restore power. He said when power was eventually restored:

This is very humiliating. The guys at Zesa do not know the time to do their power cuts. They cannot have their load shedding when we have guests like this.

The southern African country has in the past two years expressed serious power shortages that prompted the power utility to roll out prolonged load shedding schedules. At the height of the crisis, some parts of the country going for 18 hours without power.

On Tuesday, Energy and Power Development minister Zhemu Soda warned that the country might endure rolling power cuts beyond August due to depressed generation capacity.

His remarks followed a notice by ZESA issued last week which warned of prolonged power outages.

Zimbabwe requires 2 000 megawatts (MW) of electricity monthly to meet power demand but has been failing to generate enough.

Imports of 500 MW from Mozambique’s Hydro Cahora Bassa and 400MW from South Africa’s ESKOM are still inadequate to close the supply gap.

Soda said the government was making frantic efforts to ease the power cuts through imports and rehabilitation of the Hwange Thermal Power Station.

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58 Comments

shoshosho 3 weeks ago

at least now President ED knows the real situation not kunyeperwa ne cabinet


Gwedu 3 weeks ago

He already new from day 1 kare usati wazvarwa kuti muri kukanga wire but it's not pa plan yake to save you but his own interests!!

madzvi 3 weeks ago

akanzwa butter. got a taste of his own meficine kutadza kutungamrira nyika ndozvakunoita. now zvaarwadziwa nazvo ngaachigadzirisa energy sector


Fari 3 weeks ago

Zvarwadzaka Mr President, isusu we experience that every day. Zvinototirwadza kunyangwe patinodzimirwa magetsi tiri pakati pekuparidzirwa shoko tiri muchurch. Manzwiro amakaita pazvakaitika ndiwo ati oita on a daily basis, so at least you now have a clue of what we are going through in this country. Thanks Zesa


Citizen 3 weeks ago

Magona ZESA thank you, please expose him with his incompetence...


??? 3 weeks ago

ZESA kwava kumberi😂😂😂😂


Chinese zodiac 3 weeks ago

Kkkk asi ngavasadaroo vanhu veZESA vakamumakireiko 😂😂😂


man ZESA 3 weeks ago

hameno hako iwe aah, ko wakadii kuenda ne powerbank ku speech yako

Ko inga maordinary zimbabweans anotogara ne backup yema candles wani knowing kuti magetsi anongoenda even achangobva kuuya🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣


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Happy citizen 3 weeks ago

lts just like a child who insults you in front of visitors


Da Truth 3 weeks ago

Zesa well done keep it up for some vanonyara vaenzi adi havatinyari huku haufaniri kudyiwa nekuti kwauya vaenzi .


KIOXIA 3 weeks ago

Thumbs up to Zesa, the alligator got a taste of his own medicine. Tallest building kudii kusina magetsi.


Da Truth 3 weeks ago

Taimirai paanenge Ari ikozvino morova ma breakers ose pasi achafamba ne generator seku Nigeria .


Da Truth 3 weeks ago

💝💝💝💝💝💝💝💝💝🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 Zim mwaaaaaa bye bye 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹💙blue

Da Truth 3 weeks ago

No hard fillings blue 💦 Kwanzi nyika INODZIMWA MAGETSI NEVENE VAYO wamukase8 iwe ,Chahototo,Vybz,Nkust, Bushlawyer, Ellesy,sabhuku,Chinese zodiac, citizen,shoshosho, Machiavelli I love you guys you keep Pindula alive thanks guys love you all gonna miss you ndichamboenda kure guys I love u guys see you nextyear hope Pindula unenge iripo . Blue see u my brother umhorese Vybz.🇿🇼💙💛💜❤️♥️💝💝💝💝💝💝

Blue 💙 3 weeks ago

Incompetent zesa bastards

Da Truth 3 weeks ago

.. blue aripi guys blue blue vanhu Vaya vaipa vodzimira ngwena magetsi 🙈🙈🙈🇿🇼🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🦎🦎🦎🦎🦎🦎


Blue 💙 3 weeks ago

😂

🎱⚪ 3 weeks ago

Sum1 might b losing his job nhasi kuzesa... zanu b petty like that


Terminator 2 😎 3 weeks ago

Back now from long hibarnation ko ngwanzi 🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊yakasiiwa murima masikati AAA musadero Zesa panga Pana 🗼abva Dubai imiopedza ☠️⚡🐌vakandimaka ndeve CCC chete NYIKA IDZIMWA MAGETSI NEVENE VAYO .


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 3 weeks ago

It was an unfortunate incident of load shedding electricity while the President was giving an important speech. It could have been that ZESA authorities were not informed that the President was going to be in that area.

Having said that, ZESA problems seem to have no end. We have had deals with Botswana in the past. We have added generation at Kariba. We have added and we are still adding generation at Hwange Thermal Power Station and we are purchasing power from Mozambique and South Africa, but electricity problems still persist.

I do not see our problems bedeviling ZESA ending in the foreseeable future because there are big electricity consuming businesses being opened every month. Government has tried solar energy, but it would seem that no meaningful energy has come from that quarter.

[ WHY DO CITIZENS NOT VOTE FOR A MEANINGFUL CHANGE ].

[VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE]

Yours Truly
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


Oskid 3 weeks ago

Wakanzwa butter

nkowane 3 weeks ago

Amen

Crazy country 🐒🐒 3 weeks ago

Hope you all at Zanu pf have learned a lesson .Musamira kuuya kwavaenzi kuti mugadzirise zvinhu.Itai basa bugwa bcz vana vachanyadzisai sepaya pa birthday ramai last year .Ini ndinozokunyarairai chaikoGud luck


Chimusoro change 3 weeks ago

Fish rot from the head Mr President.......


Crocodile 3 weeks ago

Masanctions arikukonzera kudzimwa kwemagetsi vanodaro mune maguest


Yoweeeeee 3 weeks ago

Hanzi they should not have done it when we had international guests. My word! Zvaiwana ngwarati. Kutonyora mabillboards kwahi electricity for all. Deno Zesa yakadzima for 1hr. Zvinyatsomama. Dhemeti. Mbavha


Blue 💙 3 weeks ago

Hahaha, you sound bitter. Punching in your dreams

Da Truth 3 weeks ago

Kkkkkkkkkk musadero bugwa varume panechaunga aprinenge rakamonera wuru one magara magara muhuro imi Moto gwiii Moto haaaaaa musadero nhaika .Ibugwa redu kkkkkkk blue wamuka sei nedzo dza bluz vakashaishirwa ne Zesa blue nematambudziko .Asi panofanira kudzingwa munhu apoooo ndawona ma head aita rolling ndini ndazvi porofita handichamiriri n,anga ye Malawi bushiri kkkkk


Tambo 3 weeks ago

It's bittersweet to see folks like Blue who are indoctrinated in BS because zvinonakidza kuona zvaunogaya in action but zvorwadza futi coz we have empathy and sometimes my being right means we're f'd as a nation. Rarely comment but ndotokunzwira tsitsi Blue and I know you won't care ndiwo maEffects ekuitiswa so will just hope there aren't many like you. I believe literacy rate yedu in Zim inoti confuser, vanaBlue can read which is literacy, but can they understand panotangira intelligence. So sad and ini ndiri bho, believe it or not, that's up to y'all. Have tried to not care but wangu Blue, chero uriZANU sei, kuziva vet hakuchenese argument yako, tamba nemaFacts, some of us our Godfathers are current ministers but we don't associate with them because we don't want to be on the wrong side of history. Madhara edu arikuporonga King and hazvichameka sense kuDefender nonsense unless uchitopengawo.

Blue 💙 3 weeks ago

The titanic and Zanu PF are two different things. The titanic was a vessel, Zanu is an entity

Blue 💙 3 weeks ago

Not even God can topple Zanu PF, embrace reality. Anyways, The country has been experiencing growth in demand surpassing the rate of expansion, mainly in the mining industry. However, be of good faith, your problems are being solved

Machiavelli 3 weeks ago

ZANU has been making the same fatuous promises for the last 42½years. What's going to change now @Blue 💙. 4½ decades is enough. It's time for ZANU to go. Please GO. In the name of God, please GO.

Blue 💙 3 weeks ago

Hahaha good morning CCC sheep 😂. Electricity issues will be a thing of the past once our projects are completed

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 3 weeks ago

ZESA inoenda zvine POWER😀


Swagger 3 weeks ago

Mugabe angaasingaitwe izvozvo pai rohwa 👊vanhu pa ZESA ne C10


Crocodile 3 weeks ago

@Blue your President was the one who was bitter with Zesa power cuts vachipa speech ka kuma guests avo at list vambozvi feeler kuti zvinodii kana magetsi adzimwa


Blue 💙 3 weeks ago

😆😂

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 3 weeks ago

Dzimba dzemabwe...


gang 3 weeks ago

🤣🤣


i 3 weeks ago

asi zvamunozoitawo haaa hazvibude modzima magetsi takutwa nemueni mukuru kudaro kugezera mukuru wenyika uko manje haaa tidzifambire nyaya dzacho muchataura chokwadi kuti makazviitirei


c 3 weeks ago

CCC real change


XXX 3 weeks ago

Kana tichikuudzai kuti maondoka nyika iyii munenge muchiramba.


consumer 3 weeks ago

well done zesa, kikikikiki


Handizi John Chibadura 3 weeks ago

A man with power lost power 🤣🤣🤣


poorvho 3 weeks ago

Asi riini?


mosia tunya 3 weeks ago

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥zesa mukupisa


Gafa 3 weeks ago

kkkkkk dzaka ****Zesa ishamhu ine munyu kkkkkk


Gafa 3 weeks ago

Inzwisa chete vakuru ndozviri ku feeler everyone everyday patirikudzimirwa Zesa zvave zvinhu


CCC 3 weeks ago

yah Mr President


victory 3 weeks ago

ishe vanoziva


Oskid 3 weeks ago

Wazipigwa kkkkk


aaah 3 weeks ago

What a pity


Chomizah. 3 weeks ago

I think mbinga must be having second thoughts about the tallest building in Africa. Vanhu vanodzimigwa magetsi muri ku 597th foor. kkkkkk. He might be thinking of Namibía as an alternative investment destination. kkk


Gafa 3 weeks ago

Zimbabwe kupemha throughout but we say we are rich in everything minerals education why why kusanyara


Desy 3 weeks ago

The guest must tht you have srs challenges.no whitewashing



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