Power woes to ease end October

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HARARE – Zimbabwe's power woes will ease by end of October, new Energy minister Dzikamai Mavhaire said yesterday.

He said there will be relative load shedding after October, as Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) continues to undertake a scheduled maintenance programme on power plants around the country.

“We expect the current situation to continue to improve. The breakdowns at Hwange and the transmission have been resolved,” Mavahaire said.

“The power supply is expected to improve steadily and reach acceptable levels by end of October.” He did not state what the acceptable levels were.

He said government was also pinning its hopes on the current regional negotiations. Zimbabwe both contractually imports and exports electricity in the region.

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