Harare scrambles to avoid load shedding
Publish date: 13 May 2019
Issue Number: 823
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: A Matter of Justice
Zimbabwe will turn to electricity imports from SA and Mozambique to ensure that the country does not resort to load shedding following a significant reduction of power generation from its anchor power station Kariba Dam. Energy and Power Development Minister Jorum Gumbo was addressing reports that the country is set to lose 33% of its power generation capacity. A report on the Fin24 site notes that Gumbo said apart from the challenges at Kariba Dam, Zimbabwe was also facing challenges in generating power from its thermal power stations where ‘there are challenges of coal supply’. ‘As mitigatory factors we are looking at importing from Cabora Bassa and also from Eskom as we have always done,’ he added.