“Power Crises Will Leave Zimbabwe And South Africa As Failed States!” – Jonathan Moyo

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“Power Crises Will Leave Zimbabwe And South Africa As Failed States!” – Jonathan Moyo
“Power Crises Will Leave Zimbabwe And South Africa As Failed States!” – Jonathan Moyo

Africa-Press – Zimbabwe. Self-exiled former cabinet minister, Professor Jonathan Moyo, has said power crises could leave Zimbabwe and South Africa as failed states if authorities fail to come up with immediate and long-term solutions.

The two neighbouring countries are facing acute power shortages mainly due to their ageing power generators’ inability to produce to their maximum capacity.

In a series of Twitter posts seen by Pindula News, Moyo said a state failing to generate and supply adequate power is a failed state. He said:

The power (electricity) dilemma has become the most critical question of our time, certainly in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Failure to deal with this question, with CONCRETE immediate, intermediate, and long-term SOLUTIONS, will leave Zimbabwe and South Africa as failed states!

#Updated Failed State (definition): A state, nation or country that is not able to generate or supply adequate, continuous and AFFORDABLE electricity on demand; to meet the needs or requirements of its industries, economy and society!

Zimbabwe, whose power crisis is over a decade-old, is currently producing about 500 megawatts (MW) of power against a daily peak demand of 2 200 MW.

It imports some electricity from neighbouring Mozambique, Zambia and the troubled South Africa which is also implementing load-shedding to manage the crisis.

Zimbabwe and South Africa are also competing to get power from Mozambique and Zambia.

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