Articles tagged 'zimbabwe power company'

High Court throws out Maziwisa, Pambuka appeal 21 November 2018 HARARE - The High Court has thrown out an application by television personality Oscar Pambuka and former Zanu PF MP for Highfield Psychology Maziwisa to overturn a decision by the Magistrates' Courts to be put to their defence in the ongoing fraud trial. Maziwisa and Pambuka are accused of def...
Pambuka, Maziwisa application for dismissal thrown out 26 October 2018 HARARE - The courts yesterday dismissed an application for discharge filed by television personality Oscar Pambuka and former Zanu PF MP for Highfield Psychology Maziwisa who are facing charges of defrauding Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) of $12 650. In their last appearance, Maziwisa and Pambuk...
Undenge's $5m graft trial further deferred 16 October 2018 HARARE - The State's star witness billed to testify in former Energy minister Samuel Undenge's $5 million corruption trial is indisposed and could not attend trial yesterday. Noah Gwariro — who was also the chief witness when Undenge was convicted and jailed for fraud charges involving illeg...
Undenge's three days of prosecution 15 September 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Special Anti-Corruption Unit has reserved three days for prosecution of ex-minister Samuel Undenge's fraud case involving $5 million dollars. Undenge who is currently out on bail pending appeal against a two-and-a-half year sentence was represented by Al...
Maziwisa, Pambuka fraud case continues 5 September 2018 HARARE - The trial of former Zanu PF legislator Psychology Maziwisa and television personality Oscar Pambuka will continue on September 18 with an inspection in loco at the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Centre (ZBC) at Pockets Hill in Harare. The inspection in loco by the courts is meant to establish ...
Chivayo, Undenge in joint trial 28 August 2018 HARARE - Former Energy minister Samuel Undenge and businessman Wicknell Chivayo will now be tried together in a case they are alleged to have defrauded Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) of $5 million. Yesterday, Undenge was represented by Alec Muchadehama when he appeared before Harare magistrate R...
Undenge freed on bail 3 August 2018 HARARE - Former Energy minister Samuel Undenge, who was jailed for four years for prejudicing the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) of $12 000 after he issued out a tender irregularly, has been freed on bail pending the hearing of his appeal. He was freed by the High Court on Wednesday on $1 000 ba...
Ex-minister jailed 21 July 2018 HARARE - Former Energy and Power Development minister Samuel Undenge was yesterday sentenced to four years in prison after he was found guilty of criminal abuse of office. [Adz]
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...
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...
Undenge tears into Zacc over graft case 5 July 2018 HARARE - Former Cabinet minister Samuel Undenge yesterday tore into the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) for ignoring graft cases involving millions of dollars while pursuing perceived rivals of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration. Undenge is facing criminal abuse of office...
Pre-paid electricity meters too expensive 30 June 2018 EDITOR — While the move to have residents purchase their own household electricity pre-paid meters is a noble idea, there still lingers many questions regarding their accessibility. We acknowledge that Zesa Holdings has been hamstrung by residents who are neglecting their bills and therefore c...
ZPC boss nails Undenge 7 June 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) managing director Noah Gwariro yesterday testified that former Energy minister Samuel Undenge was responsible for authorising a public relations contract that prejudiced the power utility of $12 000. Undenge is answering to criminal abuse of office charges...
Zim adds 300MW to national grid 7 March 2018 HARARE - Kariba South Power Station Extension project is finally complete with government expecting an additional 300 Megawatts (MW) to go online this weekend, a government official said. Energy ministry permanent secretary Patson Mbiriri said work on the project  — which was supposed to have ...
Maziwisa, Pambuka freed on bail 11 January 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF Highfield West legislator Psychology Maziwisa and television personality Oscar Pambuka appeared in court yesterday charged with defrauding the Zimbabwe Power Company of $12 000. Maziwisa and Pambuka appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa. They were both relea...
Zim Power Company records $25m profit 17 August 2017 HARARE - National power utility Zesa Holdings subsidiary — Zimbabwe Power Company — has become one of the few government entities to record a profit. The State-owned company’s managing director Noah Gwariro said ZPC has recorded a $25,3 million profit after tax for the year ended December 31, ...
Crippling power cuts looming 20 July 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's power imports for the first quarter of 2017 went up by about 10 percent as local production slumped 23 percent, a development that local energy experts anticipate to result in load shedding if not properly managed. With a local demand of about 1 400 Megawatts (MW), the coun...
Zimbos fear for the worst 24 May 2017 HARARE - There are growing fears among long-suffering Zimbabweans that the country is on the verge of a complete implosion — after it was confirmed earlier this week that the country is failing to pay its external electricity suppliers. This comes as stressed banks have also warned that the bo...
ZPC to ramp up power production 8 May 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe is expected to produce more electricity this year due to improved water levels at Kariba Dam, the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) has said. This comes as the country endured power cuts almost daily last year due to a devastating drought in 2015 that saw water levels declining by...
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,...
Solar tenders above board: Undenge 25 April 2016 HARARE - Energy minister Samuel Undenge has virtually leapt to businessman Wicknell Chivayo's defence and affirmed that Intratrek Zimbabwe (Intratrek)'s Gwanda project, among other energy deals, was above board and steaming ahead. This comes amid serious calls for a review of the flamboyant bu...
Bulawayo to boost electricity generation by 60MW 4 February 2016 BULAWAYO - The Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has okayed a special request by the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC)  to extract raw water from Khami Dam to the Bulawayo Power Station to boost electricity generation by 60 megawatts (MW). This followed an application to the local authority by the ZPC ma...
Zim's 300MW solar tender awarded 13 October 2015 HARARE - One local and about two Chinese companies have been given the tender to produce 300 megawatts (MW) of solar power in Gwanda, Insukamini and Munyati — nearly three years after the original plan was unveiled. The State Procurement Board (SPB) and its accounting officer, the Zimbabwe Pow...
ZPC mulls debt restructure 25 February 2015 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) plans to embark on a debt restructuring exercise, with the group floating a tender seeking a “strategy consultant”. The energy company — a subsidiary of power utility Zesa Holdings — is currently battling to pay a four-year-old $12 million debt owed to...
ZPC granted licence to increase generation by 600MW 13 January 2015 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) has been granted a licence to begin Hwange Power Station (HPS)’ expansion project aimed at increasing power generation capacity by 600 megawatts (MW). Its spokesperson, Fadzai Chisveto, said the thermal power producer had applied for a new licence that...