n Transport World Africa - Putting a region at risk? Strategic rail systems : Africa rail

Volume 9, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1684-7946


Just over three decades ago, the fledgling Southern African independent state of Zimbabwe inherited from its 'colonial masters' one of the continent's finest railway systems - once a vitally important, seamless and well-greased rail corridor contributory to the economic well-being of the whole region. Thirty years later, economic mismanagement of Zimbabwe by the ruling ZANU PF government has crippled its numerous parastatals, including the near-on 2 800 km National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) systems.

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