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Air Zimbabwe rebrands to Zimbabwe Airways, acquires 4 Boeing 777-200 planes

Air Zimbabwe rebrands to Zimbabwe Airways, acquires 4 Boeing 777-200 planes

CASH-STRAPPED Air Zimbabwe has reportedly rebranded to Zimbabwe Airways after concluding a long-term lease deal, which will result in the delivery of four modern Boeing 777-200 planes from Malaysia Airlines, NewsDay has learned. Pictures of the rebranded Zimbabwe Airways planes went viral on social media platforms yesterday. The deal, according to sources at Air Zimbabwe, […]

Zimbabwe National Road Administration opens EcoCash toll payments

Zimbabwe National Road Administration opens EcoCash toll payments

MOTORISTS battling cash crisis can now pay toll fees using Ecocash following a partnership between mobile operator Econet and the Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara). The new deal will see Ecocash registered customers linking their vehicles and EcoCash toll accounts to pay toll fees in advance. Econet Wireless says the partnership will ease the flow […]

Accidents Top Subject in Zanzibar President Shein, Police Chief Sirro Discussion

Accidents Top Subject in Zanzibar President Shein, Police Chief Sirro Discussion

President Ali Mohamed Shein has expressed deep concern over the consistent increase in road accidents that claim several lives and maim many others, saying more should be done to minimise the problem. The sentiments featured in remarks he made at the State House yesterday, during a meeting with Inspector General of Police (IGP) Simon Sirro, […]

Zimbabwe’s 40 roadblocks countrywide does not make sense

Zimbabwe’s 40 roadblocks countrywide does not make sense

ALTHOUGH the government’s decision to re-look the issue of roadblocks, which has become a major concern to motorists and tourists because of their frequency, with a view to reducing the numbers was a welcome move, reducing them to just 40 countrywide does not make any sense at all. One is tempted to think that perhaps […]

Potential investors inspect National Railways of Zimbabwe assets

Potential investors inspect National Railways of Zimbabwe assets

A GROUP of 10 potential investors interested in the proposed $400 million National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) recapitalisation project have conducted a four-day voluntary due diligence inspection of the parastatal’s assets. NRZ public relations manager Mr Nyasha Maravanyika said the voluntary tour by the group was a follow-up to the recapitalisation pre-bid conference held in […]

Vagrants burn 21 National Railways of Zimbabwe wagons

Vagrants burn 21 National Railways of Zimbabwe wagons

THE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has blamed vagrants for allegedly causing the fire which burnt and destroyed the parastatal’s 21 wagons in Bulawayo last week. NRZ spokesperson, Nyasha Maravanyika, yesterday said the wagons were burnt after suspected vagrants lit a fire to warm themselves up and left it unattended on June 7. “What we […]

Zimbabwe Republic Police roadblocks rake in US$60 million

Zimbabwe Republic Police roadblocks rake in US$60 million

THE Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) expects to collect nearly US$60 million from traffic fines this year, nearly double last year’s projection, according to Parliament’s budget oversight office. The police’s pervasive presence on the country’s roads has drawn complaints from frustrated motorists, commuters and tourists, triggering debate within Cabinet and Parliament. The ZRP has never revealed […]

Joburg Taxi Strike Called Off

Joburg Taxi Strike Called Off

The Department of Transport says the taxi strike in Midrand has been called off following an agreement between the South African National Taxi Association (Santaco) and SA Taxi Finance Holdings on Thursday. Spokesperson Ishmael Mnisi said they had reached the agreement on Thursday afternoon. “Santaco will brief its members on the agreement today [Thursday] and […]

Swaziland Rail Link Project Railing Ahead

Swaziland Rail Link Project Railing Ahead

The preparations of the Swaziland Rail Link (SRL) are now at an advanced stage with the realisation of the 150km long railway line being more realistic on a daily basis. The SRL is the development of a line linking South Africa and Swaziland thereby decongesting the Coal line and unlocking capacity on the eastern mainline and […]

Bumper harvest to boost National Railways of Zimbabwe volumes

Bumper harvest to boost National Railways of Zimbabwe volumes

THE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) expects to move more than one million tonnes of freight internally this year spurred by the anticipated bumper harvest. Following the good rains Zimbabwe received in the 2016/17 summer cropping season, the Government has projected a bumper harvest of about 2.7 million tonnes of grain. NRZ chairman Mr Larry […]

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