Mnangagwa “New” Train Derails In Hwange
8 June 2018
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Down and out, the NRZ locomotive

By Paul Nyathi|A National Railways of Zimbabwe locomotive derailed in Cinderella Siding in Hwange on Thursday.

The locomotive is believed to be one of the substandard new railways equipment brought in by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in a shoddy deal with Zimbabwean investors based in South Africa in a $400 million NRZ recapitalization programme.

Reports from within the NRZ indicated that the trains brought in by the government from South Africa are not compatible with the Zimbabwean railway network and has seen most of them lie unused since delivery at a colourful ceremony early this year.

Details on the derailment are still sketchy and the railways company has not been in a position to comment on the matter.