Thandeka Matebesi, Sunday News Reporter
POWER utility company Zesa has expressed concern over increased electrical faults that have resulted in the disruption of water supplies to some suburbs in Bulawayo.
In an interview, Zesa spokesperson Mr Fullard Gwasira said the power company was aware of the water supply interruptions resulting from intermittent electricity supply in the City of Bulawayo and was working to ensure the situation is normalised.
“What happened in Bulawayo is that we had provided power but the internal reticulation had a problem but we have assisted the Bulawayo City Council in getting power back.
“We are very aware of the interruptions of water supply experienced in Bulawayo for the past weeks but Zesa’s mandate is to supply electricity where it is needed and we always assist wherever we can,” said Mr Gwasira.
Bulawayo has in the past weeks experienced interruption in water supplies in some suburbs such as Manningdale, Waterford, Matsheumhlophe, Ilanda, Riverside, North End, Kumalo, Lochview, Killarney, Buenavista, Burnside, Parklands and the city centre as a result of an electric fault at Ncema Waterworks.