Articles tagged 'national railways of zimbabwe'

NRZ worker up for groping married woman 21 September 2018 BULAWAYO - A National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) employee has been arrested on sexual-harassment charges after a married woman accused him of grabbing her behind on June 11. Mariko Mulauzi, 57, of Iminyela flats, was arraigned before magistrate Steven Ndlovu facing charges of indecent assault ...
China Railways officials jet in 23 July 2018 HARARE - China Railways Limited (China Railways) top officials arrived in Zimbabwe on Thursday to finalise a $2,5 billion railway deal with Zimbabwe. The delegation is led by vice president and senior engineer Shao Gang. Local partners for the project — Global Power Bridge International — are ...
Train suicide deaths rise 21 May 2018 HARARE - Thirteen pedestrians plunged to their deaths by jumping in front of moving trains in the first five months of the year, the Daily News can exclusively report. The figure is more than half of what was recorded in the whole of last year, giving a scary picture of what could be lying ahe...
Zimra delays NRZ locomotives 30 April 2018 HARARE - National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ)'s rolling stock and locomotives unveiled by President Emmerson Mnangagwa on February 21 took over a month to be operationalised as they were held up in Bulawayo by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) over customs clearance. Mnangagwa unveiled NRZ...
Govt scraps duty for NRZ, AirZim 12 February 2018 HARARE - The government has exempted two struggling parastatals, the Air Zimbabwe and the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) from paying duty on spare parts. This comes as the government is seeking to revive the rail and air transport system, which has been failing to make a mark, owing to th...
'NRZ revival set to boost rail traffic' 12 August 2017 HARARE - The revival of the National Railways of Zimbabwe will help boost the country's ailing economy through increased traffic, Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group (DIDG) has said. DIDG, together with its South African partners, Transnet, this week emerged winners of the NRZ $400 milli...
'NRZ must pursue SA mineral claims' 25 July 2017 HARARE - National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) board and management must actively pursue the mineral claims in South Africa as they could provide an important source of leverage in sourcing funding, Parliament has said. The parliamentary portfolio committee on Transport and Infrastructural Devel...
Govt pressed over delayed NRZ wages 18 July 2017 HARARE - Parliament is pressing the executive arm of government to ensure that it makes delayed salary payments to thousands of workers at struggling State-owned National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ). “Employees are owed over $90 million in outstanding salaries while debts have ballooned to a st...
NRZ revamping key for economy 4 July 2017 HARARE - After decades of decline, government has drawn up plans to invest in the country’s stuttering rail company, the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ). NRZ is woven into the country’s national fabric. Carrying passengers across the country’s interior, and exporting agricultural produce c...
Govt must recapitalise NRZ 29 June 2017 HARARE - Government must release funds to bankroll the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) to ensure a seamless, safe operation imperative to maintain the fluidity of the national rail network, NRZ artisans have said. “We do not have safety clothing,” Railways Artisans Union (Rau) president Ed...
Train fares slashed 30pc 28 June 2017   HARARE - Train fares are being slashed by a third, the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has said, possibly because of lower-than-expected ridership. The cash fare for a one-way trip from Bulawayo to Harare, Bulawayo to Victoria Falls and Bulawayo to Sango Border Post or vice versa will...
'15 parastatals face collapse' 27 June 2017 HARARE - The Auditor-General Midred Chiri (pictured)has warned about the ability of 15 State-owned enterprises to continue as a going concern. In her State Enterprises and Parastatals Report of 2016, the government auditor named Zesa Holdings (Zesa) and its subsidiaries; TelOne, Grain Marketin...
Duty on NRZ spares scrapped 16 May 2017 HARARE - Government has scrapped duty on the importation of locomotive spares in a bid to revive the cash-strapped National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ). This comes as government recently waived import duty on air craft spares, a development which indicates that government may be moving to resus...
Inside the coaches of mothballed NRZ fleet 30 January 2017 HARARE - With over 50 percent of its locomotive fleet down, the National Railways of Zimbabwe NRZ) locomotive yard has become a favourite location for image makers such as photographers and videographers. The rusty, broken down coaches and the unkempt grass are visually extraordinary, picture ...
Bulawayo-Vic Falls passenger train derails 16 July 2016 HARARE - A Bulawayo-bound passenger train derailed this week on its way from Victoria Falls, due to a collapse of the railway system. The railway system had apparently been vandalised by gold panners mining along the line. The incident occurred just after Hwange around the Intundla area. ...
NRZ case struck off the motion roll 8 May 2016 BULAWAYO - Labour Court judge Justice Evangelista Kabasa has struck off the roll the matter between the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) and its workers, who downed tools last month over non-payment of their salaries. Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare minister Prisca Mupfumira last ...
NRZ given 7-day ultimatum 28 April 2016 BULAWAYO - The Affirmative Action Group (AAG) has petitioned the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) chairman Larry Mavhima over what it says is a “deliberate” delay in appointing a general manager at the cash-strapped parastatal. The pressure group gave NRZ a seven-day ultimatum to fill the p...
Workers' allowances not a right: Court 28 July 2015 HARARE - The Supreme Court has ruled that allowances are not a right for workers but was at companies’ discretion. The ruling was handed down following an appeal filed by the National Railways of Zimbabwe, which was challenging a Labour Court ruling and an arbitrator’s decision, granting the r...
Unions call for NRZ audit 23 June 2015 HARARE - Railway workers unions have pleaded with parliamentarians to push for a forensic audit of the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) amid allegations of massive corruption, bloated management and conflict of interest. Appearing before a parliamentary portfolio committee on Transport and ...
NRZ: So rich, yet so poor 1 June 2015 HARARE - Dilapidation, incessant strikes and failure all aptly describe the rot and demise of Zimbabwe’s sole rail transport services provider — the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ). The struggling parastatal, which used to employ over 18 000 workers in 1980 and currently has less than 6 50...
NRZ workers demand minister's attention 5 May 2015 BULAWAYO - Striking National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) workers have vowed to continue with their two-hour daily work boycott until Transport and Infrastructure Development minister Obert Mpofu addresses their grievances. The workers began a nationwide two-hour daily strike last week on Monday...
NRZ workers sleep at station 12 March 2015 BULAWAYO - About 45 National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) workers slept at the parastatal's main station on Tuesday night claiming they had been evicted from their lodgings due to non-payment of rentals. The workers say their sleep-in protest has been necessitated by the cash-strapped parastatal...
Fire guts passenger train 5 January 2015 HARARE - A Harare-bound National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) passenger train power coach was gutted by a mysterious fire at Somerby Siding Station near Snake World just outside Harare yesterday. The incident, which occurred around ten o’clock in the morning left residents of Snake World farming...
NRZ workers announce strike action 5 September 2014 BULAWAYO - National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) workers will tomorrow engage in a strike action in a bid to compel their employer to pay outstanding salaries. NRZ workers are owed over $55 million in 10 months' salary arrears. The demonstration will take place in Bulawayo, Harare, Gweru and ...
'Privatise all 78 loss-making parastatals' 28 November 2013 HARARE - As Zimbabwe pursues a turnaround strategy for its hamstrung economy, privatisation and commercialisation of government entities, also known as parastatals, could prove critical to its success. Having gobbled billions of dollars from the fiscus over the past 30 years, Zimbabwe's parast...