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"Transformer Thieves Either Work For ZESA Or Have Relatives At ZESA" - ED

4 years agoThu, 17 Oct 2019 14:05:57 GMT
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"Transformer Thieves Either Work For ZESA Or Have Relatives At ZESA" - ED

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said that the government was now convinced that thieves who were stealing transformers had connections with people working at the power utility, ZESA, or they themselves were ZESA workers.

He added that the government was considering designing anti-theft measures. Speaking during a question and answer segment at the ongoing Zimtrade Exporters Conference in Bulawayo this Thursday, Mnangagwa said:

Transformers are being stolen countrywide. We are convinced that those who steal either work for Zesa or have relatives at Zesa. We have engaged the ministry of ICT to develop solutions for anti-theft of Transformers. We are also thinking of how we can come up with a type of Transformers that cannot be stolen.

His remarks come when some power cuts in the country have been attributed to vandalism of ZESA Holdings properties including transformers and copper cables.

The country is having a huge power deficit which is manifest in 18-hour long power cuts which are further worsening the economic crisis in the country.

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