Articles tagged 'zetdc'

'Power imports to continue until 2027' 21 January 2019 HARARE - Zimbabwe is expected to continue relying on electricity imports for the next eight years due to lack of investment in the sector, a leading international think-tank has said. The southern African country requires 2 400 megawatts (MW) per day to meet national demand, while it only prod...
ZETDC dismisses social media messages 17 January 2019 HARARE - Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) has dismissed social media messages urging customers to buy electricity in large quantities to counter suspected electric faults. In a statement ZETDC said the messages are malicious as the authority has everything und...
'Govt won't name Zesa defaulters' 10 December 2018 HARARE - Government has refused to name Zanu PF bigwigs who owe the Zimbabwe Electricity Distribution Company (ZETDC) in unpaid electricity bills. ZETDC is a unit of power utility, Zesa Holdings. Pressed by MDC Mutare Central Member of Parliament Innocent Gonese to release names of ruling p...
Zesa bosses' bail conditions relaxed 27 November 2018 HARARE - Three Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) bosses who stand accused of swindling the power utility of $11,8 million in a tender scam yesterday successfully applied for relaxation of bail conditions. Group chief executive Joshua Chifamba, who is jointly charged with Zimbabwe El...
Bhasikiti sued over $133k ZETDC debt 17 November 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (Private) Limited (ZETDC) has petitioned the High Court seeking to garnish former Masvingo provincial minister Kudakwashe Bhasikiti's accounts over a $133 000 electricity debt. According to Judith Tsamba, who is the ZETDC's co...
Metallon Gold equipment to go under the hammer 15 November 2018 HARARE - Metallon Gold Zimbabwe is set to lose a car and office furniture over a debt owed to the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC). Miracle Auctioneers gave a notice mentioning that the property will be sold tomorrow at their premises in Shamva. In a statem...
Zesa targets Zanu PF chefs 15 October 2018 HARARE - Zesa Holdings (Zesa) is going after top government and Zanu PF officials, including other influential figures, whose failure to pay for the electricity they use is chocking the power utility —the Daily News can report. Insiders at the parastatal said Zesa is weighed down by outstandin...
ZESA invites whistleblowers 15 October 2018 HARARE - Power utility Zesa Holdings is offering rewards to whistleblowers in a desperate bid to curb vandalism and theft of electricity infrastructure. Over the last couple of months, the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) — a unit of Zesa — has witnessed a sur...
'Theft contributing to power outages' 15 September 2018 HARARE - Theft and vandalism of electricity infrastructure is contributing to unplanned electricity outages, the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) said in a statement. ZETDC — a subsidiary of Zesa Holdings — said there has been an increase in faults due to thef...
ZETDC reduces EcoCash tokens prices 14 September 2018 HARARE - Consumers of electricity can now buy tokens from the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) for as little as $5 via the EcoCash platform. In a statement, ZETDC said it will constantly review the situation in the hope that in future the EcoCash platform woul...
ZETDC rules out withdrawing $2 tokens 10 September 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) has allayed fears it was withdrawing the $2 token service for good, stating that it is only temporarily discontinuing it as they fix their vending platform. In a statement, the power utility said only buying $2 ele...
ZETDC opens more vending sites 30 August 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) has opened more vending outlets across the country for the convenience of its customers. This is in the wake of hiccups being experienced by its clients in buying electricity tokens due to upgrades to ZETDC's prepa...
ZETDC audits meter connections 14 July 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) has embarked on a door-to-door physical audit of electricity connections on consumer premises. This comes against the backdrop of the rise in the number of consumers who are being apprehended by police for by-passi...
Sakubva residents protest electricity disconnections 2 June 2018 MUTARE - Hundreds of residents in the high density suburb of Sakubva took to the streets on Thursday, protesting the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (Zetdc)'s decision to switch off power to council-rented houses over a $2 million debt. Zetdc, a unit of Zesa Holdings...
ZETDC sues NPF leader over $54k debt 8 May 2018 HARARE - National Patriotic Front (NPF) leader Ambrose Mutinhiri has been dragged to the High Court by the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (Private) Limited (ZETDC) for failing to pay a $54 000 electricity debt. According to court papers, ZETDC, a subsidiary company ...
Private firms import electricity meters 25 April 2018 HARARE - The first batch of prepaid electricity meters imported by private firms that were recently licensed to sell the gadgets to consumers has arrived in the country, a senior government official has said. This was after the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) in February licensed 1...
Govt dissolves Zesa board 14 April 2018 HARARE – Government has dissolved boards for the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa), the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) and the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC). This would allow for the establishment of a single board under the Zesa umbrella to manage...
ZETDC threat to switch off customers 14 March 2018 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. Thi...
Zesa seeks user contributions 29 January 2018 HARARE – Power utility Zesa Holdings (Zesa) is considering introducing a scheme that will see users contributing to the maintenance and repair of their communities' electricity infrastructure. This comes as Zesa's efforts to replace vandalised equipment are being hampered by financial challeng...
50 years for stealing electrical gadgets 22 June 2017 MUTARE – A former Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) employee has been jailed for 50 years for stealing electricity transmission gadgets. Evans Mukorera, 31, of 131 Area 14 in Dangamvura was slapped with the lengthy sentence following his conviction on his own p...
Bindura sued over $116k Zesa debt 1 June 2017 HARARE - The Bindura Municipality (Bindura) has been dragged to the High Court for failing to pay a $116 000 Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) debt. ZETDC is a subsidiary of the State power utility Zesa Holdings. “The defendant (Bindura) is indebted/liable t...
Bhasikiti sued over $133k Zesa bill 10 March 2017 HARARE - Expelled Zimbabwe People First official Kudakwashe Bhasikiti has been dragged to the High Court for allegedly failing to settle a $133 000 Zesa bill. The debt — owed to Zesa's subsidiary, the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC), and dating back to Februa...
Zesa 'illegally pays' Zanu PF MP's firm $51k 22 November 2016 HARARE - ZESA Holdings (Zesa), through two of its subsidiaries, paid $51 000 to Fruitful Communications (Fruitful) — a company owned by Highfield West Zanu PF legislator, Psychology Maziwisa. Zesa chief executive Josh Chifamba yesterday told a parliamentary portfolio committee that Energy mini...
Power equipment exempted from import duty 27 September 2016 HARARE - Power utility Zesa's subsidiaries have been exempted from paying import duty on spares and equipment following provisions gazetted last week under Statutory Instrument 113 of 2016. The government gazette published on Friday stated that Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa had in terms o...
Parly summons power firms over tenders 26 April 2016 HARARE - Parliament has invited five power companies to clarify issues surrounding the awarding of tenders and aggregation on the sale of electricity pre-paid meters. Among the companies summoned by the parliamentary portfolio committee on Energy to give oral evidence are Pito Private Limited,...