As confirmed by Minister of energy and power development Honorable Soda Zhemu, Hwange power station unit 1 has caught fire. The extent of damage caused by this fire is yet to be revealed.

It is no denial fact, Hwange power station is the largest thermal power producer with an installed capacity of 920MW. However, according to power generation update by the Zimbabwe power company (ZPC) they noticed something unusual as the station was only producing 293MW.

Meanwhile, Kariba hydro-power station is now the dominant producer of electricity in the country and its generating about 754MW out of the combined output 1,075MW. The question remains, can Kariba sustain and be able to cater for Zimbabweans. With others suppressing the damage, they are saying the power station at Hwange can be fixed in no time and everything would be back to normal.

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