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Panic as state owned National Railways of Zimbabwe moots 2 000 job cuts

Panic as state owned National Railways of Zimbabwe moots 2 000 job cuts

THE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) workers say they are in a panic mode following reports that 2 000 jobs were on the line, with the victims likely to go home without terminal benefits. The planned job cuts were expected to have taken effect starting March 31, following a similar move in 2015, where NRZ […]

National Railways of Zimbabwe sinking like Zisco, warns former executive

National Railways of Zimbabwe sinking like Zisco, warns former executive

A former executive at the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has warned government to keep its hands off the company lest it collapses like the Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company (Zisco). Zisco has not been operating for years and plans to resuscitate the firm have all but collapsed. In an interview with Standardbusiness, the former […]

Affirmative Action Group slams minister Jorum Gumbo for ‘burying’ NRZ

Affirmative Action Group slams minister Jorum Gumbo for ‘burying’ NRZ

BLACK empowerment lobby group, the Affirmative Action Group (AAG), has castigated Transport minister Dr Jorum Gumbo accusing him of declaring the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) a “dead” company. The minister, last week, told Senate that it was proving “difficult” to revive the parastatal. “We presented a paper to Cabinet to look at options to resuscitate NRZ, but the […]

President Mugabe commissions $82 million mega cement plant

President Mugabe commissions $82 million mega cement plant

President Mugabe is briefed by PPC Zimbabwe managing director Kelibone Masiyane, while Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko, Industry and Commerce Minister Dr Mike Bimha (far right) and other dignitaries look on at the commissioning of the PPC Zimbabwe Plant in Harare yesterday The country’s economic blueprint Zim-Asset and the 10-Point Plan received fresh impetus yesterday after […]

New National Railways of Zimbabwe Wagons Pay dividends

New National Railways of Zimbabwe Wagons Pay dividends

As reported by Railways AfricaTM in October 2016, the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has acquired 31 new high-sided wagons from China, with the view to boosting the rail operator’s freight capacity. As a result, the NRZ has recently announced that the new rolling stock has led to significant gains in freight volumes carried by the […]

National Railways of Zimbabwe is dead says transport minister Joram Gumbo

National Railways of Zimbabwe is dead says transport minister Joram Gumbo

TRANSPORT minister Joram Gumbo (pictured) told Senate that the situation at the comatose National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) had worsened, making it difficult to attract investors and resuscitate it. Gumbo said NRZ operations have been on a downward spiral for years now. “Just yesterday (Wednesday) we presented a paper to Cabinet to look at options […]

National Railways of Zimbabwe plans to lay off 2 000 workers to maintain a manageable workforce

National Railways of Zimbabwe plans to lay off 2 000 workers to maintain a manageable workforce

National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) is set to retrench nearly 50% of its workforce in a move board chairman Larry Mavhima said was aimed at stopping the bleeding at the parastatal. Mavhima said the job cuts would allow the stricken parastatal to maintain a manageable workforce for operational efficiencies. “We are looking at our current […]

NRZ sues Bulawayo company over $14 000 rental arrears

NRZ sues Bulawayo company over $14 000 rental arrears

STRUGGLING parastatal, the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has sued a Bulawayo company for over $14 000, which it is owed as part of rental arrears for the property it leased since 2014. In summons filed with the Bulawayo High Court last week against Somevest Enterprises (PVT) Limited and its two co-principal directors, Herbert Anigwe […]

National Railways of Zimbabwe seeks govt funding, ring-fencing of certain commodities

National Railways of Zimbabwe seeks govt funding, ring-fencing of certain commodities

THE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) wants government to prescribe that certain bulk commodities be transported by rail, among a raft of measures to revive the ailing parastatal. The move would come after NRZ has been recapitalised, board chairperson Larry Mavhima told reporters. The rail parastatal is seeking $635 million from its shareholder, the government. […]

National Railways of Zimbabwe train collides with truck in Mapinga

National Railways of Zimbabwe train collides with truck in Mapinga

A South Africa registered truck travelling towards Harare along Chirungu-Harare highway collided with a train in Mapinga at a railway-crossing on Saturday. Sources familiar with the incident said the accident happened Today around 14:00hrs and no serious injuries have been recorded so far.                          The train blocked the traffic and motorists were forced to […]

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