Zimbabwe has been hit by a nationwide blackout on the eve of hosting a Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit and a major international arts festival.
Country hit by nationwide blackout
Authorities have however stressed that this was a regional problem that didn’t just affect Zimbabwe even as some parts of capital Harare were still without power this morning.
According to Eye Witness News (EWN), the lights went out around 8pm last night, and stayed off until just a few hours ago.
Harare is currently hosting a SADC summit on industrialisation with ten heads of state due to arrive today (Tuesday)while the popular Harare festival of the arts is also due to begin a week-long programme of events with hundreds of foreign artists and fans already in the country.
All of which add up to making the timing of the power cut very bad.
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