Powercuts have become so severe even the elite who were usually spared are now waking up to dark homes as ZESA fails to meet demand. The mitigate the effects most are installing state of the art solar systems which usually means lithium-ion batteries are used instead of sealed lead acid or gel batteries.

Lithium-ion batteries are generally expensive with prices averaging around $900 if you are buying a 100 Ah battery. In comparison, a sealed battery of the same capacity will cost you around $110 dollars. Naturally, prices are in USD as this is imported equipment.

In a recently leaked alleged audio of Jocelyn Chiwenga, she is heard berating and bullying a solar installer who installed a system at her house for overcharging her and charging her in USD despite it being the norm despite what the law says.