ZESA power shortage: RG Mugabe airport in blackout

The incessant power cuts that have affected the country has not spared previously perceived reserved strategic and security areas like the Robert Mugabe International airport.

There was a shocking temporary blackout at the terminal on Tuesday evening plunging the place into total darkness , Zim Morning Post has learnt.

In and out bound travelers have expressed dismay with the development as it poses a security threat and has an impact on the tourism industry.

Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) employees stationed at the airport confirmed the development.

However, President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Energy minister Fortune Chasi have been working overtime to restore normalcy in provision of power and been on high level talks with Presidents Cyril Ramaphosa and Filipe Nyuse of South Africa and Mozambique respectively.

Mnangagwa said Mozambique is ready to assist Zimbabwe with increased supplies of electricity from Cahora Bassa.

He was speaking on the sidelines of the 12th Extraordinary Summit on the Continental Free Trade Area after fruitful discussions with his Mozambican counterpart, President Filipe Nyusi.