Harare — Zimbabwe’s energy minister Fortune Chasi is in SA to negotiate for urgent power supply from Eskom, as companies in his country are closing or scaling down operations due to severe load-shedding.

Zimbabwe is facing acute power shortages with blackouts of up to 18 hours a day as a result of low power generation at the Kariba hydro-plant, obsolete equipment at its thermal power stations, as well as rampant corruption that has stunted development of new power projects...

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