Articles tagged 'zesa'

Zanu PF MP sued over $54k Zesa bill 30 November 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF Mutoko South MP Herbert Shumbamhini has been dragged to the High Court by the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) over a $54 000 electricity debt. According to court summons filed by ZETDC —  which is a subsidiary of Zesa Holdings — the electrici...
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...
Suspected Zesa cables thief in court 17 October 2018 HARARE - A Beitbridge based suspected copper cable thief has been arrested, after he was caught in the act by alert Zesa Holdings (Zesa) officers in Kensington, on the outskirts of the city. This comes as Zesa, through its subsidiary the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Compa...
Sekeramayi hits hard times 10 October 2018 HARARE – Former Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi appears to have hit hard times as the senator for Marondera is battling to settle some of his obligations, the Daily News can report. According to the Progressive Agriculture and Allied Workers' Union of Zimbabwe (Paawuz), the veteran politici...
Govt courts global investors for State firms privatisation drive 8 October 2018 HARARE – Government is seeking global investors to engage in the privatisation of struggling State-owned companies as part of wide-ranging reforms set in motion by President Emmerson Mnangagwa since he came to power, the Finance and Economic Planning minister Mthuli Ncube has said. A former ba...
Zanu PF bigwigs stew in Zesa debts 7 October 2018 HARARE - Top Zanu PF officials are being dragged to court by State power utility Zesa Holdings (Zesa) over unpaid electricity bills. The cases illustrate how government officials, previously shielded from insolvency courts under the previous Robert Mugabe regime, are now under pressure by Zesa...
Zesa boss arrested 4 October 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's blitz on corruption continued last night with the arrest of Zesa Holdings chief executive Josh Chifamba on allegations of criminal abuse of office in cases involving $35 million. Chifamba is being jointly charged with senior managers at Zesa's subsidiary...
Youths petition ED over Zesa corruption 5 September 2018 HARARE - Youth Against Corruption (Yac) has petitioned President Emmerson Mnangagwa demanding him to act on corruption at power utility Zesa Holdings (Zesa). Yac accused Zesa senior management of firing nine of its workers for exposing corruption. “We write to you, after realisation of the ...
'Zesa losing three transformers a night' 29 August 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) is losing three transformers a night due to vandals, Energy ministry permanent secretary Partson Mbiriri has said. Mbiriri, who was the guest of honour at a workshop for farmers and other stakeholders from the agri...
High Court grants Chivayo $2k bail 11 August 2018 HARARE - Jet-setting Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo, pictured below, was yesterday granted $2 000 bail by the High Court. Chivayo had been condemned to remand prison after he was denied bail at the Harare Magistrates’ Court on Monday on grounds that he was a flight risk. Chivayo and hi...
Defiant Chivayo blames ZPC board, engages ED 5 July 2018 HARARE - Controversial businessman Wicknell Chivayo says he could have completed the 100 megawatt (MW) Gwanda solar project in eight months had it not been for the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) board's intransigence, documents show. The development also comes as the Intratrek Zimbabwe (Intratre...
10-year jail term for electricity thieves 5 July 2018 HARARE - A subsidiary of Zesa Holdings, the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC), has warned against by-passing and tempering of prepaid meters, giving offenders a two-month ultimatum to come forward and regularise their connections or face 10 years' imprisonment. ...
Council owes Zesa $100m 13 June 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council owed Zesa holdings more than $100 million for electricity as at August 2017. According to audit committee minutes, heavy users of electricity are Morton Jaffray, Warren Control, Prince Edward and Firle water treatment and sewer works. The huge bill comes as the ...
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...
Debt woes mount for Chapfika 15 March 2018 HARARE - Woes continue to mount for ex- deputy Finance minister and Zanu PF Mutoko South MP David Chapfika after he was dragged before the High Court for failing to pay $300 000 for electricity consumed at his farm. According to the application filed by the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission an...
Union leader in court over Zesa strike 15 March 2018 HARARE - A union leader that led demonstrations against the State power utility after wage talks stalled appeared in court yesterday. National Energy Workers Union of Zimbabwe (Newuz) secretary-general Thomas Masvingwe is charged with failure to comply with right to resort to collective job ac...
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 disappointing residents 25 February 2018 EDITOR — New dispensation, my foot! Apparently we are being told this is a new era with improved service delivery and improved standard of living when Zesa Holdings cannot attend a minor fault in Chadcombe covering less than 20 houses? I am a resident in the area and we have been in darknes...
Zesa, workers tiff rages on 13 February 2018 HARARE - State-run power utility Zesa Holdings (Zesa) insists it will not concede to National Energy Workers Union of Zimbabwe (Newuz)’s demands for a pay hike, arguing that doing so would require a tariff hike that would further burden strained consumers. This comes as the union demonstrated ...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Residents group threatens minister 7 February 2018 Residents group threatens minister with legal action The Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (Bupra) has petitioned Local government minister July Moyo, demanding that action be taken against town clerk Christopher Dube, director of engineering Simela Dube and former local government mi...
Wicknell Chivayo's woes mount 3 February 2018 HARARE – Controversial businessman Wicknell Chivayo’s woes continue to mount after he was dragged to the High Court on Tuesday for failing to pay for shares he bought in a local company. According to court papers filed earlier this week, the first and second applicants in the matter are Chisho...
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...
Zesa to install 30 000 prepaid meters 28 January 2018 HARARE - National power utility, Zesa Holdings (Zesa), says it plans to install 30 000 prepaid meters in the coming three months under the 100 days Rapid Results Initiative. Energy minister Simon Khaya Moyo said the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) is licensing private agencies who ...
Zesa warns of power crisis 22 January 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe could witness a nationwide power failure as Zesa Holdings (Zesa) workers have threatened to embark on an industrial strike action demanding payment of outstanding salaries from the technically insolvent power utility. The workers are understood to be demanding a 50 percent sa...