POLITICS

Chinotimba fails to settle Zesa bill

BUHERA South legislator Joseph Chinotimba has been taken to the High Court over his failure to pay an electricity bill amounting to $43 716. Chinotimba, who is also Zimbabwe's "Happiness Ambassador", ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 May 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Forex challenges hamper ZETDC

The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC), connected only 2 597 prepaid metres out of the targeted 30 000 by April 2018 under the 100 days Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) d...

By Staff rpeorter | Published: 21 May 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

ZESA to cut off businesses

BUSINESSES, including miners and manufacturers, who owe money for electricity risk being cut off by Zimbabwe's power distributor after the lapse of a six months grace period to settle their bills.The ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 18 May 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Zesa seeks to recover US$1bn

ZIMBABWE'S power utility, Zesa, is ratcheting up pressure on its defaulting consumers to cough up more than US$1 billion in unpaid bills by, among other measures, getting into stop order arrangements ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 18 May 2018

POLITICS

Mnangagwa named in Zesa scam

A STATE witness yesterday dropped President Emmerson Mnangagwa's name in former Energy minister Samuel Undenge's criminal abuse of office trial, claiming that his office had allegedly given a directiv...

By Staff reporter | Published: 16 May 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

'No winter blackouts'

Power utility Zesa Holdings, says it has put in place measures to ensure that there will be no blackouts during winter when demand for electricity increases.Zimbabwe has not experienced major power bl...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 May 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Zimbabwe has not had load shedding in 2 years

ZESA Holdings says it has not had load shedding for the past two years and that the intermittent blackouts in various suburbs in recent months have been down to the just-ended rainy season.Various are...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 April 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Zesa subsidiaries await guidance on reform plan

The boards of subsidiary companies under Zesa Holdings remain in place for the meantime until guidance is provided on the way changes will be implemented in line with the reform programme for parastat...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 April 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Zesa acquires $6,5m transformers

ZESA Holdings has acquired transformers worth $6,5 million in a development that will ensure reliable supplies of electricity in the Matabeleland and Midlands Provinces. The transformers, to be instal...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 April 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Private firms import electricity meters

The first 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 w...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 April 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Zesa, OK Mart in nasty legal battle

LOCAL stock-exchange-listed supermarket group, OK Zimbabwe, has approached the High Court seeking an interdict barring the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) from turni...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 April 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Zesa sues Mutasa over $69,000 debt

FORMER State Security minister and deposed Zanu-PF stalwart Didymus Mutasa is facing mounting debts with power utility, Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC), taking him t...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 April 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Energy council shoots down Zesa reforms

The Zimbabwe Energy Council has said Cabinet should focus on privatising entities, strengthening corporate governance structures and employing more competent people on the board instead of creating on...

By Staff reporter | Published: 16 April 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Zesa warns of massive power cuts

THE country's power utility, Zesa, has warned that it could start rolling out power cuts three years after stopping them due to supply constraints, as government remains reluctant to approve a tariff ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 April 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

ZETDC threat to switch off customers

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 custo...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 March 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Zesa gets tough on defaulters

ZESA Holdings has given defaulting consumers up to the end of the month to make payment plans to clear their electricity bills within six months to avoid being switched off and litigation.The country'...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 March 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Zim gives mines, farmers 6 months to clear Zesa bills

Zimbabwe's state-owned electricity distributor has given businesses, including mines and large-scale farms, six months to clear their bills or risk being cut off and face litigation, the company said ...

By Reuters | Published: 12 March 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Govt shoots down Zesa tariff proposal

ENERGY and Power Development minister Simon Khaya Moyo has shot down a recent application by energy utility Zesa to increase electricity tariffs.Moyo says increasing the cost of power would scuttle ef...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 March 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Contractors nabbed for stealing Zesa cables

FOUR workers at a Harare company contracted by the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission Development Company (ZETDC) have been arrested for digging up and stealing the power utility's armoured copper cabl...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 March 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

ZESA blames wage dispute on low tariffs

DEBT-RIDDEN Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority Holdings (ZESA) says it has not had a tariff increase in the past seven years, a situation it says has affected its capacity to adjust workers' salari...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 February 2018

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Zesa builds $7,5m plant for Beitbridge

THE Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) is building a $7,5 million sub-station to meet Beitbridge high's demand for power and about 25 000 residents are expected to bene...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 February 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Zesa files for tariff increase, again

THE Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) is currently reviewing a tariff increase application filed by the country's power utility, Zesa. This came out during a Zimbabwe Energy Council (ZEC) br...

By Staff reporter | Published: 16 February 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Zesa to install 30k pre-paid meters countrywide

Zesa is working towards installing 30 000 pre-paid electricity meters countrywide by April as part the Ministry of Energy and Power Development's 100 day programme.Foreign currency shortages have nega...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 February 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Zesa $14m mall space up for grabs

The owners of the recently completed $14 million Zesa Megawatt Mall in Gweru are seeking tenants to occupy the shopping mall.The state-of-the-art mall, which was built by Zesa Electricity Industry Pe...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 February 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Zesa says it won't pay salary arrears

ZESA Holdings has not put a provision in its books of over $120 million in salary arrears from a 2012 collective bargaining agreement, a clear indication of the power utility's decision not to shoulde...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 February 2018
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