ZETDC threat to switch off customers

HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) has warned customers of disconnections and litigation if they do not make payment plans by March 31.

In a notice, ZETDC said customers need to go to ZEDTC offices and make payment plans to clear their debts.

This comes as Zesa Holdings is owed over $1 billion, with $600 million of the debt being accrued by government departments.

“The revenue that is being realised by the power utility will be utilised to pay for electricity imports to supplement local generation, buy spares for network rehabilitation, buy coal for thermal power generation and other critical inputs for security of electricity supply.

“In the interests of service provision, the power utility has stepped up credit control measures in order to recover the debt owed in sectors that include commercial, that is, hotels supermarkets bakeries shops restaurants, mining, agriculture and domestic post-paid,” ZETDC said in a statement.

The power company also advised commercial, mining, industrial and farming sector customers to make payment plans and clear their bills within six months.

 

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