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Zimbabwe negotiating with Eskom for 400MW of power

Zimbabwe paid $10-million to Eskom in an attempt to clear its debt and receive an increase in power supply from South Africa.

Zesa Holdings in Mozambique is expected to receive $20-million towards outstanding debt to boost power import to Zimbabwe.

Currently Zimbabwe’s Stage 2 load-shedding puts parts of the country into darkness for up to 16 hours a day.

EWN reported that the Energy Minister Fortune Chasis said they had not been able to import electricity from South Africa and Mozambique due to a collective debt of $70-million, however negotiating are currently underway with South Africa to receive 400 megawatts of power.

Zimbabwean businesses are unable to operate and citizens are experiencing hardships through the winter months due to the loss of power.