Enenergy Minister Fortune Chasi is under fire over reconnecting electricity to his party bosses who had been disconnected for defaulting.
The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC), a subsidiary of Zesa Holdings, last week disconnected power supplies to farms belonging to former president Robert Mugabe and Information minister Monica Mutsvangwa, among other high-profile individuals, over unpaid bills.
However the energy Minister had to intervene and power was reconnected.
According to sources, ZESA switched off Mugabe’s Gushungo dairies farm in Mazowe over an undisclosed debt.
Power was then switched on after Former First lady Grace Mugabe approached Minister Chasi to discuss a payment plan whilst power is restored.
According to Zimbabwe Independent, Mutsvangwa is also said to have been disconnected and personally approached Chasi to have power reconnected.
Chasi has been blaming load shedding to non paying customers ever since he became the Minister of Energy.
Chasi confirmed the developments on his twitter handle saying he ordered Zesa to reconnect the farmers to avert a potential food crisis if operations at farms were disrupted because of the disconnections, which came at a time the country is in the middle of the winter wheat season.