Wake up Zimbabwe, wake up

zesaResidents in the high density areas of Harare have castigated the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) for lord shedding at World Cup match times.

The high density areas of Glen-Norah and GlenVew were without electricity at match times on Saturday and this infuriated the

residents.

We had hoped that ZESA would be sensitive to our desire to watch the soccer showcase being played just across the Limpopo but we got it all wrong, it seems like the power utility company does not have any obligation to honour its customers, said Rodney Makwasha a soccer fan from Glenvew 8.

Small children of school going age had to mix and mingle with revelers as they struggled to negotiate their way into the crowded bars which were now using generators to screen the WC games. The Energy Minister Elias Mudzuri was recently told journalists in

Harare that ZESA would not terminate any services during match times even to defaulters.

We are feeling that every Zimbabwean should enjoy the World Cup.ZESA should ensure that every customer is not disconnected during this period. Those who have not paid their ZESA bills we are asking the power utility, in fact we have directed ZESA not to cut power to customers during world cup. It will be during this time that we are allowing defaulters to enjoy and celebrate with others, he said last Wednesday.

The country needs US$125 million to repair the outdated Hwange Power station Generators, with US$8 billion needed for the country deal with power cuts once and for all.

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