THE government is engaged in intricate negotiations with the Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA) for the provision of between $450 and $700 million to bankroll the rehabilitation of the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) which has been laid low by a myriad of problems, top among them dilapidated machinery and lack of capital, a Cabinet minister said yesterday.
The use of Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco) buses to prop up First Lady Grace Mugabe’s political career is despicable and should be stopped forthwith.
FAILURE by former National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) employees to vacate the rail company’s houses in Westgate compromised the firm’s operations as staff meant to be occupying the properties stayed far from work and could not report for duty on time during emergencies, acting general manager Lewis Mukwada said yesterday.
A 23-YEAR-OLD Bulawayo man who killed a drinking mate for failing to contribute R4 towards the purchase of two litres of opaque beer was yesterday slapped with an effective 18-year jail term.
MORE than 50 former National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) employees were yesterday left homeless after being evicted from the parastatal’s houses in Westgate, Bulawayo.
THE High Court has granted National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) workers permission to stage peaceful demonstrations in Bulawayo, Harare, Gweru and Mutare over non-payment of salaries.
THE Railway Association of Enginemen (RAE), a union that represents National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) train drivers, has warned that the country’s 3 000km rail network is now a death trap.
NATIONAL Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) board chairperson Alvord Mabena made a very honest admission on Sunday that the parastatal’s passenger trains are no longer safe for travellers.
POLICE have barred National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) workers in Bulawayo and Harare from holding planned peaceful demonstrations tomorrow to protest non-payment of salaries.