Railway Cut Between Maputo And Zimbabwe
Maputo,1 Mar (AIM) – The torrential rains in southern Mozambique have cut the Limpopo rail line that links Zimbabwe to the port of Maputo.
Cited by Radio Mozambique, Adelio Dias, a spokesperson for the publicly owned port and rail company, CFM, said “the Limpopo Line has been inactive since 24 February, and the intensive rainfall is making it difficult to re-establish traffic”.
He said work is under way to repair the line, but it would be “impractical” to set a date for when trains will be moving again.
The Administrator of Chicualacuala district, Cacilda Banze, said that floods have cut several stretches of the railway. This could cause problems for food security, since food supplies for Chicualacuala have traditionally arrived by rail.
Further south, the Goba line, linking Maputo to Eswatini, was re-opened on Monday, after a cut that lasted around two weeks, due a mudslide caused by the torrential rains.