Zimbabwe

Zim faces 9 hour power cuts daily

2012-05-13 22:36

Harare - Zimbabwe's state power company says it is implementing power cuts of at least nine hours a day as the winter season begins in the southern African nation.

The Zimbabwe Electricity Company says the outages, known as load shedding, will affect homes, businesses and industries across the nation. Only major hospitals and strategic facilities will be excluded.

In a statement on Sunday, the company said during colder months it can only supply half the national demand for power. Demand peaks in winter.

It blamed breakdowns, aging equipment and financial problems that prevent them from importing power from the region.

In years of economic meltdown, Zimbabwe suffered regular poorly managed power outages of up to 20 hours a day while some areas escaped cuts because of inefficiency. The state weather office has forecast near freezing lows in coming weeks.

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