Zimbabwe intensifies nationwide power cuts

Zimbabwe’s state-owned electricity distributor intensified power cuts across the country because of a shortage of supply.

Outages will be intensified through Sept. 16 because of “depressed generation on the grid,” the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Co said in a statement on Wednesday.

Harare, the nation’s capital, is already experiencing power outages of as long as 10 hours a day because of lower output from its main electricity plants. The country is also facing higher demand for energy, particularly from mining companies as they ramp up output, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said in July.

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