Energy and Power Development minister Elton Mangoma says the power situation in the country would take time to improve as he inherited “a sick cow” from the Zanu PF government.
Zimbabweans across the country are bitter at the GNU for failing to stem incessant load-shedding affecting both domestic and industrial operations.
Mangoma said at the weekend:
“It’s like getting a sick cow, what can you do with it? I need time to sort out the mess. We have dealt with Noczim and now we have to deal with Zesa. It has been a lot of years with no investment, so we are just starting afresh. We just inherited this from Zanu PF.”
Zesa has come under pressure from residents to deliver while others were calling for its disbandment.
Mangoma was explaining the power supply situation in the country to thousands of MDC-T supporters in Masvingo after party organising secretary Nelson Chamisa asked him to clear the air on the matter.
The minister added his arrest and constant court appearances had worsened the situation as he was forced to spend time attending to the cases instead of concentrating on his job.