Zimbabwe has introduced power cuts with the country’s main hydro-power station at Lake Kariba hard hit by falling water levels. Many areas in the country are now having to go without power for up to eight hours a day.
The business has warned that these black-outs could worsen the country’s economic woes. All of this against a backdrop of soaring inflation and shortages of some basic goods including fuel. John Robertson is an economist in Zimbabwe and he joins SABC from Harare via Skype.