The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority ZESA has cut power supply to the Harare water treatment plants over the debt owed to the utility by the City of Harare (CoH), the local authority has disclosed.
In a notice to its residents, CoH said the power switch off has affected normal water delivery, adding that negotiations are underway for power restoration.
“Dear Harare Residents.
“We are facing power challenges at our water treatment plants following power disconnections over a debt by the power utility.
“We are currently negotiating with ZESA for power restoration,” said CoH.
The local authority also pointed out that it is owed over ZWL8 billion by its customers, saying failure by its customers to pay their bills is adversely affecting CoH’s capacity to pay its creditors.
Residents have since been urged to always honour their part by paying their bills.
IN OTHER NEWS:Masvingo R__apist Who Lured Victims Using WhatsApp Arrested
A man suspected of raping scores of women in Masvingo after using WhatsApp platforms to lure them was arrested by Police in Masvingo at 1 pm yesterday.
Reliable sources told The Mirror that Police who were armed with information from Econet used dogs to arrest Petros Mudzingwa (30) after he was cornered in Morningside.
A parade for victims to identify the suspect is expected to be held at Masvingo Central today.
Impeccable sources told The Mirror that so far two r_aped women have been positively linked to Mudzingwa. Various other unresolved r_ape cases have been reopened to see if the suspect was not involved.
Mudzingwa who comes from Jonathan Village in Chikarudzo under Chief Mugabe but of no fixed aboard in Masvingo allegedly frequented low density suburbs like Morningside, Rhodhene, Zimre Park and Eastvale where he targeted women for robbery and rape.
Police Spokesperson Kudakwashe Dewa confirmed the case and said the Police is now following numerous other leads. He would not discuss the issue of an identification parade.
The last straw for Mudzingwa came when he allegedly saw a message from a woman on a WhatsApp group who was looking for her lost personal documents including her passport and national identity card. After seeing the message, Mudzingwa allegedly contacted her pretending that he found the documents.
He lured the woman to a secluded place in Morningside where he allegedly r_aped and robbed her of valuables.
The victim reported the case at Rujeko Police Station in Masvingo and Police engaged Econet for investigations.
Mudzingwa wrestled with Police dogs when he was arrested-