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Zimbabwe electricity woes worsen as flood takes out plant

As the country continues to experience power cuts for 18 hours a day.
Student Rutendo Madziva reads by candlelight during an electrical power cut in Marondera, Zimbabwe. Image: Reuters

Zimbabwe’s thermal power plant in Hwange was knocked off line because of local flooding amid daily power cuts in the African nation.

The country has been experiencing power cuts lasting as much as 18-hours a day, with output at its hydro power station in Kariba constrained because of a regional drought. Power generation at Hwange, which has an installed capacity of 920 megawatts, is also limited by frequent breakdowns.

Zesa’s power distribution subsidiary Zimbabwe Power Company said on January 16 that the Hwange plant had been producing about 370 megawatts.

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“the weather has conspired against us”

Ag shame, these poor people so let out to the random actions of nature..
typical as with SA..

They should remember the Africa positive. At least they have now gotten rid of the hated colonialists and all it stood for.

AND they have the land that they wanted.

Zim is dead. SA is next.

Well it rained, so now they can start farming , right?

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