Zimbabwe relying on central bank to keep lights on

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Harare skyline, including the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe tower in the centre
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Zimbabwe’s electricity authority, ZESA, has been relying on the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe to pay the country’s electricity bills, according to local media.

RBZ governor John Mangudya and Patrick Chivaura, acting chief executive officer of ZESA, met recently to discuss the severe power crisis that Zimbabwe is currently enduring.

Chivaura protested to Mangudya that ZESA was no longer receiving money from the RBZ to import power, according to local outlets NewsDay and Newzwire. “We were covered

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