Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority’s (ZESA) employees are billed to go on a damaging strike over wage-related issues.

The latest development would be a heavy blow for citizens and corporates who are already contending with serious electricity cuts.

Sometimes blackouts are running for periods in excess of 20 hours a day. With energy minister Soda Zhemu declaring the power utility’s inability to publish loads bedding timetable.

And letters sent to the power utility’s workforce countrywide by the sector’s unions revealed details on the impending industrial action which, if not urgently solved, is likely to worsen the already terrible power situation.

Zimbabwe has for years been failing to generate enough electricity for itself due to a number of factors including obsolete generation equipment and reduced water levels at Lake Kariba.