Zesco still fishing for excuse on disaster stadium power blackout

ZESCO says it has instituted investigation into the power blackout that was experienced at Heroes National Stadium during the game between Zambia and Gabon. ZESCO Spokesperson Henry Kapata said that there was sufficient power to light the entire stadium and surrounding areas.

This is just the usual PF nonsense. They are trying to save themselves from the embarrassment. Everybody knows that Zambia is currently bombarded with massive load shedding.

Mr. Kapata claimed that the power outage which happened at Heroes stadium was NOT as a result of load shedding. Meanwhile, the Patriotic Front Media Committee has called on ZESCO management to fully investigate the power outage that happened last evening at Heroes Stadium during the Zambia Gabon friendly match.

If the cause was not load shedding, Zesco would have known the same day but they are saying they are investigating because they are still manufacturing lies.

Mr. Kapata said the blackout had nothing to do with load shedding as the stadium station had a capacity of 9 MVA which was eight times more than the requested for by the stadium management during construction.

“There was no load shedding and that is the reason why we have instituted an investigation on the matter, power was there but something went wrong, that is what we are investigating and you aware that the head of State was in the stadium and surroundings could not be subjected to load shedding. We are seriously investigating what went wrong at the stadium, for security purposes we cannot subject the stadium and surrounding places to load shedding.” Mr. Kapata said.

He maintained that what happened at Heroes Stadium had nothing to do with load shedding. A cross section of society has questioned the logic by Zesco to load shed the Heroes Stadium after assuring soccer funs that there would be no power cut.

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