Zimbabwe averts going dark after partial debt payment to S. AfricaStaff Writer | June 5, 2017
Zimbabwe has paid $10 million out of the 43 million dollars it owes South Africa's power utility, averting potentially crippling power outages in the country, Energy Minister Samuel Undenge said Monday.
Africa Zimbabwe has paid $10 million
Zimbabwe's power utility ZESA Holdings owes South Africa's Eskom 43 million dollars in power imports, and is struggling to pay off the debt due to foreign currency shortages in the country.
ESKOM recently threatened to cut off supplies to Zimbabwe if the debt was not paid by May 31.
Eskom supplies 300 megawatts (MW) of electricity to Zimbabwe daily to help the country offset a power deficit due to low generation capacity. ■