Zimbabwe’s energy minister Fortune Chasi was on Tuesday forced to put the proof of the country’s US$10m (R139m) payment to Eskom on his twitter account, after an earlier claim of having paid was refuted.
On Tuesday morning Chasi took the highly unusual step of posting proof of payment to the SA power utility on his Twitter account.
Lies have short legs. This is what I lied about. I am sorry. pic.twitter.com/7zjxUW8rFF
— Fortune Chasi (@fortunechasi) July 2, 2019
He however warned Zimbabweans, that “whilst we have paid US$10m this is no guarantee for power. We need to negotiate.”