By Judith Sibanda
VICTORIA Falls residents have endured a day without running water after the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) switched off power at the city pump station due to a $10 million debt owed by the local authority.
This has not only affected residents but critical infrastructure such hospitals, hotels and the business centres at a time when the country is fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Stranded residents had to resort to fetching water from boreholes.
“The local authority is engaged with power utility to try and get services restored.”
Council urged residents to pay their bills which has spiraled to over Z$20 million.
“VFCC is committed to offering seamless services with your support and residents are encouraged to honour their bill payments obligation to enjoy uninterrupted services.”
ZETDC’s spokesperson Prisca Utete was unreachable on her mobile phone.