Yesterday’s power loss disrupted President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Heroes’ Day speech, the second in three weeks.
On July 20, 2022, a power outage disrupted Mnangagwa’s remarks at the Cyber City ground-breaking in Harare.
Power was restored in one minute at Harare’s National Heroes Acre. Zanu PF youths sang to rescue their party leader after the darkness.
“Power returns. To recapture public attention, Mnangagwa remarked, “We continue.”
Zimbabwe’s power utility, Zesa Holdings, has increased load shedding, and Mnangagwa has asked his Zambian and Mozambican counterparts to import power to help fix the problem.
Energy minister Zhemu Soda said the government was importing and rehabilitating Hwange Thermal Power Station to reduce power disruptions.
Zimbabwe’s monthly power requirement is over 2000 megawatts.
Mnangagwa awarded Zimbabweans yesterday at the national shrine.
Mnangagwa named the honours after Mugabe, Nkomo, and Chitepo.
Professor Robson Manyuwa Mafoti received the Robert Gabriel Mugabe human development and leadership award for his work in science and human capital development.
Simbi Mubako received the Herbert Chitepo commendation for justice and human rights. The award is granted to a prominent and consistent advocate for justice and human rights.
Ephraim Havazvidi was posthumously awarded the Joshua Nqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo commendation for agriculture, community development, peace building, and encouraging unity.
Justice Sibusiso Sibanda received the Herbert Chitepo Award for Justice and Human Rights posthumously. Newsday