Articles tagged 'zesa holdings'

Zesa sets vandalism whistle-blower programme 10 January 2019 HARARE - A unit of Zesa Holdings has created a whistle-blower initiative to reward those who report suspected theft and vandalism of electricity infrastructure. The goal of the programme, run by the Zimbabwe Electricity and Transmission Distribution Company (ZETDC), is to invite citizens to vo...
ZPC in $20m legal services bill scandal 19 July 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) is engulfed in a $20 million legal-payment row amid revelations that the Zesa Holdings subsidiary might have flouted procurement regulations by awarding such a hefty contract to Harare lawyer Sheila Mugugu without going to tender. In recent months, the...
We have not had load shedding in 2 years: Zesa 28 April 2018 HARARE - ZESA Holdings says it has not had load shedding for the past two years and that the intermittent blackouts in various suburbs in recent months have been down to the just-ended rainy season. Various areas in and around Harare including Eastlea, Highlands, Borrowdale and other northern ...
Zesa drowns in $400m loss 23 January 2018 HARARE - National power utility, Zesa Holdings, says its losses widened to $393 million last year from a loss of $217 million in 2016. This was after the parastatal came under fire from its employees for failing to fulfil a 2012 collective bargaining agreement due to financial incapacity. “...
Zesa to approve vendors to sell pre-paid power meters 5 January 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's electricity distributor Zesa Holdings (Zesa) is looking for third party vendors to sell pre-paid electricity meters in a move that could boost the earnings of micro-entrepreneurs countrywide. Zesa has transferred just over 570 000 of electricity consumers to the pre-paid me...
Transformer oil 'thieves' busted 30 March 2016 HARARE - Police have busted two men who allegedly drained transformer oil from Zesa Holdings (Zesa) sub stations that service the Msasa area in Harare. Jonas Mukandhla, 42, of Waterfalls in Harare and Gilbert Mutoko, 38, of Epworth appeared before Harare magistrate Elijah Makomo yesterday faci...
Zesa urged to cut down costs 20 January 2016 HARARE - National power utility, Zesa Holdings (Zesa), has been told to bring its own costs under control before asking business and customers to pay increased tariffs. Industry stakeholders yesterday said the looming 49 percent electricity tariff hike would condemn the country into an economi...
'State House ravaged by blackouts' 24 November 2015 HARARE - Contrary to wide-spread belief that Zimbabwe's Presidential State House is a celestial island immune to power outages tormenting the country, First Lady Grace Mugabe says those claims are anything but the “truth.” Zesa Holdings has publicly come under fire from Energy minister Samuel ...
Zim concedes failure on power crisis 16 October 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe has conceded failure on addressing the current power crisis and yesterday urged mining companies to import electricity on their own to mitigate the situation. Energy minister Samuel Undenge told delegates at the on-going Mining Indaba that the acute power crisis currently bei...
Undenge ducks power questions 2 October 2015 HARARE - Energy minister Samuel Undenge left opposition legislators livid after he dodged their questions on the deepening power crisis. Undenge walked out of Parliament on Wednesday about 10 minutes after the National Assembly sat for the day's business. Soon after Undenge's departure, opp...
'Blackouts to end in 2017' 1 October 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe hopes to boost its power capacity by the end of 2017 and end a series of rolling blackouts, Energy minister Samuel Undenge said yesterday. This means Zimbabweans will continue experiencing severe load-shedding for “another year or two”, the minister said. This comes as pow...
Zim life to get worse, darker 5 September 2015 HARARE - The gloom enveloping Zimbabwe as a result of the country's decades-long political and economic crises is set to worsen following an increase in power outages — with industrialists and economists warning yesterday that this would cripple Harare's already moribund economy further and lead ...
Zim grants electricity tenders worth $2,4bn 30 June 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe has granted electricity tenders worth $2,4 billion to national power utility Zesa Holdings in an effort to ease power outages in the country, a top official has said. Charles Kuwaza, State Procurement Board (SPB)'s chairman, yesterday told the Mines and Energy Parliamentary p...
'Kariba South Power Station fees to balloon' 21 July 2014 HARARE - ZESA Holdings (Zesa) says the total cost of completing the expansion of the Kariba South Power Station will balloon to around $539 million from the budgeted $380 million. The power utility’s chief executive Josh Chifamba (pictured) told the Mines and Energy parliamentary portfolio com...
'Zesa board to be appointed when govt is ready' 24 January 2014 HARARE - Eneregy minister Dzikamai Mavhaire says a new Zesa Holdings (Zesa) board will be appointed as and when government is ready. This comes as the power utility’s previous board — led by Simbarashe Mangwengwende — was dissolved upon expiry of its tenure on December 31 last year. It was ...
Beitbridge man up for stealing power cables 7 January 2014 BULAWAYO - A Beitbridge man is still in hospital recovering from serious burns he sustained while stealing copper cables from Zesa Holdings (Zesa). Simbarashe Amani, 30, has been indicted before the courts for theft. He appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Takunda Witness Mtetwa, who remande...
Zesa, Afreximbank in $100m deal 5 December 2013 HARARE - Zesa Holdings (Zesa) has tentatively agreed to a $100 million financing deal with the African Export and Import Bank (Afreximbank) for its prepaid meter-expansion project, businessdaily can reveal. This comes amid growing concern about prolonged power outages and the utility's inabili...
Zesa employs fake degree holder 29 October 2013 HARARE - The Supreme Court has quashed a Labour Court ruling that a Zesa Holdings (Private) Limited (Zesa) human resources manager's salary be slashed after employing a fake degree holder. The electricity firm appealed to the Supreme Court after the Labour Court ruled that the manager Deporis ...