Zimbabwe hit by nationwide blackout


ZIMBABWE lost 800 megawatts early this morning after there was a system disturbance at Insukamini, resulting all power imports being lost, but the situation is being rectified and by the end of the day, power will be restored, Zesa has said.

In an interview, Zesa spokesman, Fullard Gwasira said the system disturbance occurred around 5.15am on Tuesday and resulted in the country losing power imports from Hydro Cahora Bassa, South Africa and Zambia




All power stations, expect Hwange, tripped when the disturbance happened,” he said.

“Hwange Power Station did not trip because of the works that we have been undertaking.

“Our engineers are working on the issue and, by the end of the day, power would be restored and so far 95% of the power has been restored.”

He said the country had 300 megawatts of power after the system disturbance.

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