South African power utility Eskom has confirmed that payment from Zimbabwe regarding outstanding debt is reflecting in the power utility’s account.
Earlier on Tuesday, it was reported that Zimbabwe Energy minister Fortune Chasi posted proof of the country’s US$10m (about R139m) payment to Eskom on Twitter. The country has been suffering power outages due to the outstanding debt.
Eskom is owed a total of US$33m from Zimbabwe. On Tuesday afternoon, it said in a statement that it had received a payment from Zimbabwean authorities, but did not name the amount.
“Discussions will continue with the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) to find a mutually beneficial solution to the outstanding debt. Eskom is a commercial operation and will be guided by the contracts we have in place with ZESA,” Eskom’s statement read.
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