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Rotten Row is a road in Harare that begins at the intersection of Prince Edward Street and Samora Machel Avenue. The road runs to the flyover near Mbare where it becomes Cripps Road.

Rotten Row was named after a road in London of the same name. The road was named on creation in Rhodesia, when Samora Machel was still called Jameson Avenue. The name "Rotten Row" is a corrupted form of the French phrase ‘Route de Roi’ which means King’s Road[1].

Notable Buildings along Rotten Row

In Popular Culture

  • Rotten Row is the name of a book by Petina Gappah published in 2016.