Zesa bemoans theft of transformers, cables

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ZESA Holdings (Zesa) subsidiary, Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC), has appealed to whistle blowers with information regarding theft and vandalism of electricity equipment to come forward as high scale of theft and vandalism is impacting negatively on its bid to provide uninterrupted power supply.

This comes as domestic consumers have received continuous power supply for five weeks without load-shedding since the start of the lockdown.

In a statement, the power utility expressed concern over high rate of theft and vandalism of transformers cables and related supporting electrical equipment.

“The high scale of theft and vandalism is impacting very negatively on the ability of the power utility to continue to supply uninterrupted power, and replace the stolen materials as most of them are imported and require scarce foreign currency, thereby taking longer than normal the case to replace.”

Meanwhile, the power utility has expressed concern with the number of domestic consumers and companies that are stealing electricity from the national grid.

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