Fortune Chasi, Zimbabwean Energy Minister, took to social media to prove the nation had indeed paid Eskom. Chasi's hand had been forced in the matter, after an earlier allegation claimed the payment had not been made.
Zimbabwe's Energy Minister was forced to post proof of payment to Eskom after claims had refuted the payment took place.
The neighboring country paid a substantial R139 million ($10 million US) over to the power utility towards their debt in an effort to ease power shortages.
However, by Friday the payment had failed to reflect in Eskom's account with the utility releasing a statement on the matter:
“Eskom would like to state no funds have reflected on its accounts for Zimbabwe outstanding debt as at 28 June at 1500hrs."
This prompted Chasi to take action, posting proof of payment on social media in a highly-unusual move.
Zimbabwe had implemented load-shedding in May, with low water levels at Kariba Dam's hydroelectric plant, ageing power stations and limited imports contributing to a constrained system, reports News24.
Despite the hefty payment, Chasi warned his citizens that it was no guarantee for power, with negotiations still needed in the matter.
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