ZESA Holdings’ Financial Controller Eliab Chikwenhere has been appointed as the Acting CEO following the suspension of Gata and the entire ZESA board, Business Times reports.

This was revealed in a letter appointing Chikwenhere seen by the publication which reads in part:

The major brief (of Chikwenhere appointment) is to ensure business continuity and security of electricity. To assist Chikwenhere manage the group will be an Interim Group Executive Management Committee. The acting CEO (Chikwenhere) will chair that committee.

According to the publication, Chikwenhere will also chair the executive management interim committee set by the Ministry of Energy following president Mnangagwa’s decision to suspend the entire board last week.

Acting ZPC MD Kenneth Maswera, acting head corporate services Florence Chibasa, acting head audit Admire Marandu and ZETDC Acting MD Lovemore Chinaka will also sit on the interim ZESA Group Executive Management Committee chaired by Chikwenhere.

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