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High Hopes in Midlands, Zimbabwe, as Strategic Partner Takes Hold of Ziscosteel

When the Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company or Ziscosteel collapsed in 2008 amid deep financial problems, Redcliff and the surrounding area in Midlands province became and economic ghost town as thousands of workers lost their jobs.

Ttwo years later, Midlands residents are hoping for a revival as the strategic investor selected by Harare to recapitalize and overhaul Ziscosteel takes charge, reports Gibbs Dube.