Christmas by candlelight in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority says it's trying to ensure the power stays on this Christmas. It's managed to get a back-up system for the Hwange Thermal Power Station. But Harare residents are not convinced and have their own back-up plans. eNCA correspondent Pindai Dube reports. #dstv403

HARARE - South Africans will be able to keep the Christmas lights on this year, but the same can't be said for Zimbabwe.

The country is facing a power crisis.

It's all due to low water levels at the Kariba Dam Hydro Power Plant.

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Ageing infrastructure at the Hwange Thermal Power Station is also adding to the problem.

But the power utility is doing everything in its power to keep Christmas lights on.

* eNCA correspondent Pindai Dube reports.


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