Zesa engages BCC over power station

State power utility Zesa Holdings says it will engage Bulawayo City Council (BCC) and other stakeholders to resolve the ownership wrangle over Bulawayo Power Station, which BCC claims to own. This com...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 January 2019


Massive power outage hits southern Zimbabwe

A MASSIVE power outage lasting more than 50 hours hit southern Zimbabwe at the weekend after poorly maintained pylons near Chiredzi succumbed to heavy storms, cutting electricity trunk lines in the so...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 December 2018


$100m Zesa tender scam raises stink

IRREGULAR tender procedures coupled with a lax accounting system, among other factors, have delayed the completion of the US$100,4 million prepayment and smart metering project the power utility, Zesa...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 December 2018


Zesa, TelOne thieves jailed 10 years each

Five Harare men were on Wednesday jailed to 10 years each for stealing Zesa and telecommunication cables in the city.Tawanda Mutekedzi (28), Paul Chisano (22), George Chimbutira (27), Stanley Muvirimi...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 September 2018


Zesa under fire over EcoCash purchases

THE Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) has increased its minimum EcoCash prepaid electricity token to $10 from $2, much to the chagrin of customers who say the hike caught them by surprise. ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 September 2018


ZETDC must upgrade systems

The Consumer Council of Zimbabwe (CCZ) has called for a speedy system upgrade by the Zimbabwe Electricity Distribution Company (ZETDC) to enable smooth flow of transactions for electricity tokens that...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 September 2018


ZETDC to roll out $45m smart meter project

The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) is set to roll out a $45 million smart meter project that will enable medium and large power users to manage their consumption, a...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 July 2018


100k still to switch to Zesa prepaid meters

THE Zimbabwe Electricity Transformation and Distribution (ZETDC) yesterday said 100 000 of its customers were still to migrate to the smart prepaid metering system aimed at optimising electricity mana...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018


Govt pressures Zesa to pay Chivayo $52m

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration - in many ways carrying over from where toppled former president Robert Mugabe's regime left - has given the green light for Wicknell Chivayo to access a ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018


Zesa unit in fraud storm

ZIMBABWE Power Company (ZPC) has flown into the eye of a storm amid revelations a senior executive of the State- owned power utility allegedly awarded a multi-million dollar contract without going to ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 July 2018


Zesa acquitted of violating salary agreement

A High Court judge has acquitted Zesa Holdings on charges of violating a 2012 agreement to adjust the salaries of its employees in a move which could result in the power utility company saving over $1...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 July 2018


Zesa declares war on infrastructure vandalism

POWER utility company Zesa has embarked on a door to door inspection to check residents who are tampering and by-passing electricity pre-paid meters.The company said it was worried over the rising num...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 July 2018


Mine compels Zesa to disconnect power

A CHINHOYI-BASED gold mine, Eldorado Mine recently successfully obtained a court order compelling the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distributing Company (ZEDTC) to disconnect power supply to i...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 June 2018


Vandals cripple new Zesa projects

VANDALISM of electricity infrastructure is crippling implementation of new projects across the country as available funding is being channelled towards replacing vandalised equipment, a senior officia...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 June 2018


Zesa employees injured in freak accident

FOUR Zesa employees in Bulawayo escaped death by a whisker yesterday when a circuit breaker they were working on caught fire and severely burnt them.The accident happened along a sanitary lane between...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 June 2018


No load shedding, says Zesa

THE Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) says there will not be any load shedding this winter.Speaking on the sidelines of a symposium held in Gweru, Zesa subsidiary, Zimbabwe Transmission and...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 June 2018


Govt restructures Zesa

GOVERNMENT will not appoint new boards for Zesa subsidiaries after the expiry of their terms today (June 11, 2018) in line with reforms taking place in State-owned enterprises and parastatals, a Cabin...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 June 2018


Chivayo - Zesa tender begs investigation

The Mines and Parliamentary Committee has recommended that Zesa reclaim its money from businessman, Wicknell Chivayo and that the two parties be investigated for the manner the tender was awarded.The...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 June 2018


Zesa told to pull plug on Chivayo

PARLIAMENT yesterday recommended the investigation and prosecution of the four former Energy ministers Samuel Undenge, Dzikamai Mavhaire, Elton Mangoma and former Energy deputy minister Munashe Mutezo...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 June 2018


ZESA saves $1m by curbing power thefts

ZESA Holdings has managed to save revenue amounting to $998 228,87 after successfully implementing pro-active and reactive strategies to curb illicit losses.The power utility's public relations manage...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 May 2018


Chinotimba fails to settle Zesa bill

BUHERA South legislator Joseph Chinotimba has been taken to the High Court over his failure to pay an electricity bill amounting to $43 716. Chinotimba, who is also Zimbabwe's "Happiness Ambassador", ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 May 2018


Forex challenges hamper ZETDC

The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC), connected only 2 597 prepaid metres out of the targeted 30 000 by April 2018 under the 100 days Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) d...

By Staff rpeorter | Published: 21 May 2018


ZESA to cut off businesses

BUSINESSES, including miners and manufacturers, who owe money for electricity risk being cut off by Zimbabwe's power distributor after the lapse of a six months grace period to settle their bills.The ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 18 May 2018


Zesa seeks to recover US$1bn

ZIMBABWE'S power utility, Zesa, is ratcheting up pressure on its defaulting consumers to cough up more than US$1 billion in unpaid bills by, among other measures, getting into stop order arrangements ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 18 May 2018


Mnangagwa named in Zesa scam

A STATE witness yesterday dropped President Emmerson Mnangagwa's name in former Energy minister Samuel Undenge's criminal abuse of office trial, claiming that his office had allegedly given a directiv...

By Staff reporter | Published: 16 May 2018

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