HARARE – A relief for commuters in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare.
Since the first COVID-19 lockdown early last year, they’ve had transport issues because the government banned commuter omnibuses, known as kombis and gave the state-owned Zimbabwe United Passenger Company the power to run and control urban transport.
But now, the very old urban commuter train services have been resuscitated.
This week, commuter train services with very old coaches — run by the state-owned National Railways of Zimbabwe in partnership with ZUPCO — were launched and have come as a relief to commuters in the capital.
* eNCA correspondent Pindai Dube reports.