As of February this year, 428 of the 1 379 elevators and escalators installed in Zimbabwe were not working. AN increasing number of property owners are not servicing or repairing elevators and escalators in their buildings, with nearly a third of the machines installed in the country falling into disrepair, The Financial Gazette can reveal. According to a report presented recently by John Mutswatiwa, the chief inspector of factories at the National Social Security Authority (NSSA), to a building maintenance meeting of the country’s real estate players, as of February this year, 428 of the 1 379 elevators and escalators installed in Zimbabwe were not working. This is a huge increase from only 170 elevators that…