South Africa’s Eskom says no secrecy in power sale to Zimbabwe

5 January 2016

South Africa’s electricity giant, Eskom has confirmed sale of electricity to Zimbabwe. It has however denied allegations that the power supply agreement with Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority is secret.

Zimbabwe’s local media reports have alleged that Eskom has entered into a secret deal to supply 300 MW of power to the country which has been experiencing prolonged load-shedding during the last quarter of last year. The Herald news paper on Monday said that Zimbabwe’s Energy and Power Development Ministry Permanent Secretary Partson Mbiriri confirmed that the country had struck a deal that has since remained secretive for security reasons, with Eskom to secure immediate power relief.

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