Zesco acting Managing Director Victor Mundende
Zesco acting Managing Director Victor Mundende

ZESCO has apologised to President Edgar Lungu and the entire nation on the power outage that occurred during a friendly match between Zambia and Gabon at Heroes stadium in Lusaka on Tuesday.

Acting ZESCO managing director Victor Mundende said in a statement that the loss of power supply which occurred at the stadium was caused by a tripping at Heroes number 211KV feeder at Matero substation which resulted in total black for almost three minutes.

Mr Mundende said prior to the football match the power utility company had strategically placed a team of engineers to ensure that all the 11KV sources of supply were available.

He said the standby generator at the stadium with its changeover scheme were also tested and found to be operational.

Mr Mundende said investigations were currently underway to determine the cause of the tripping of the Heroes stadium feeder.

He said power utility firm was taking all the necessary steps to ensure that the type of power outage did not reoccur.

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17 COMMENTS

  1. Ba Zambia finshi mulefwaya natwishiba fwe bene eeeeh Lungu eeeh Lungu eeeh Lungu eo tulefwaya x2 via singing kansi ni malabishi yeka yeka useless President

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    • #imfimfi in Lungu. President Lungu has no idea of how to run this economy. Kwacha is worst performing in the world. He authorised purchase of 157 4×4 vehicles for DCs in the midst of a power crisis when hospitals have no generators. Where are the priorities for this president? Are we expecting too much form him…he told us he had no vision,,

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  2. We do not need apologies and excuses!

    We need Lungu to give a Press Conference explaining to the Nation exactly what he is going to do to fix the problem.

    If he cannot even organise that, how can we have any confidence that he has a plan?

    We need effective action to end this load shedding, not empty statements from Amos and an absentee President!

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  3. Pathetic state of affairs are a result of stocks and stocks of wrong decisions in aisle 1, incompetence in aisle 2, empty resources in aisle 3 and a load of rubbish in the public relations’ aisle 4…

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  4. Surely what is there to investigate…why apologise to a lazy bum who should have been working which head of state goes to watch friendlies!!

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    • A lazy bum that has no idea what a Presidents job consists of!

      Somebody needs to teach this ignoramus what he is supposed to do. Obviously he is clueless and bumbling around in the dark.

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  5. Unlike politics, Engineering is an exact Science. Its a no brainer that the tripping was due to reduced power supply in the first place (obviously due to ‘load-shedding’), and the stand-by generator at the Stadium failed to automatically kick in. Period. So, for anyone, let alone somebody in authority as a custodian of the Nation’s energy, to try to deny this simple fact of nature says a lot about the capacity of such an individual. Extremely shameful.

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    • @Cactus, if you are not a politician in Zambia you will find it almost impossible to be a parastatal head. Just like the Kariba lies, this one has to be presented in a way that will enable the short memories of the population to phase this fact out before they surge to the polls in unconscious bliss!

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  6. Jameson has so much time on his hands. Between flying around on useless trips, the guy can afford to play golf, watch a friendly soccer match, so one wonders what time he does real work.

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  7. I thought his press aid said that the president feels it more than us not in practice but by virtue of him being the head of state. One man who has his children getting soaked everyday from school, one day he decided to leave his wonderful car and walked them to school, the rain came and he got soaked with his children. The man felt embarrassed that he went and bought raincoats for all his children, he never demanded for an apology…lol
    the president experienced the power cut with his “children” what’s the big deal?

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  8. One man who had his children getting soaked everyday from school, one day he decided to leave his wonderful car and walked them to school, the rain came and he got soaked with his children. The man felt embarrassed that he went and bought raincoats for all his children, he never demanded for an apology…lol

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