ZESA, which is owed over US$1 billion by its 621 000 customers, has an installed capacity of 1 600 megawatts (MW) but it has been producing about 1 000 MW. GOVERNMENT has extended the suspension of duty on power equipment imported by ZESA Holdings, as Harare responds to clear signs that the country is headed for an excruciating economic crisis that could prompt the collapse of Zimbabwe’s few remaining industries. At the heart of the escalating economic crisis projected by analysts to be as severe as the 2007/2008 turbulence is the deteriorating power output, which has grounded mines, manufacturing firms, farms and hospitals, sparking national outrage. ZESA, which is owed over US$1 billion by its 621…