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Then some say I must resign? I’m not resigning! – Chasi

ENERGY and Power Development Minister Fortune Chasi says he still has a job to do in bringing energy solutions to Zimbabwe, and calls for him to step down are just water off a duck’s back.

Chasi was elevated to the energy ministry, replacing Jorum Gumbo at a time power cuts and load-shedding had just set in, leading to prominent lawyer Alex Magaisa famously remarking that Chasi had been handed a live snake.

“I will skin the snake,” Chasi retorted just a few days into the job.

However, the power situation deteriorated afterwards, with experts attributing the challenges to dwindling water levels at Kariba, reduced foreign currency allocations towards power imports as well as ageing equipment at Hwange Thermal Power Station.

However, to Chasi’s credit, Zimbabwe’s power situation has however slightly improved in some parts of the country since the festive season.

This has seen him boldy declaring yesterday in Twitter that he was not going anywhere.

“I am a fully fledged professional. I employ myself,” he added, insinuating that he was not desperate for a job.

A lawyer by profession, Chasi previously deputised Emmerson Mnangagwa as Minister of Justice under Robert Mugabe’s government after the 2013 general elections.

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