Articles tagged 'airzim'

Zim Airways saga deepens 12 April 2018 HARARE - In a dramatic development which further shines the spotlight on Zimbabwe Airways — an opaque new airline which was suspected to have close links with former president Robert Mugabe's family — the government said yesterday that it owned the controversial airline which has acquired  four w...
AirZim needs strategic partners 30 December 2017 HARARE - After failing to secure partnerships with reputable airlines put off by the $300m-plus debt at the struggling Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) and concomitant critical monthly financial losses, it remains to be seen how quickly the anchor shareholders of the stuttering carrier — the government — wi...
AirZim revival dead in the water 27 December 2017 HARARE - Government's plans to revive flag carrier Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) are dead in the water for now after it failed to secure partnerships with reputable airlines that were put off by the massive debts at the struggling airline. At present government has no money to bail out the haemorrhagi...
AirZim rot sparks Mugabe concerns 25 May 2017 HARARE - The deepening rot at struggling flag carrier, Air Zimbabwe, is said to have triggered serious safety concerns among security chiefs and brawling Zanu PF bigwigs — who are worried about the safety and security of the hired planes that President Robert Mugabe now regularly uses for his off...
Outrage over Chikore post 6 October 2016 HARARE - The controversial appointment of President Robert Mugabe's son-in-law Simba Chikore to a top position at Air Zimbabwe (Airzim) has sparked nationwide outrage, with many people branding the move as “problematic” and calling for an investigation by relevant bodies. Chikore — who has bee...
Chikore's AirZim appointment stinks 6 October 2016 HARARE - The recent appointment of Simba Chikore as the new chief operating officer at struggling national airline, Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) — which smacks of corruption and nepotism — stinks to high heavens. Chikore, who is married to President Robert Mugabe's only daughter, Bona, has no known m...
Bona's husband now AirZim boss 5 October 2016 HARARE - Struggling national airline, Air Zimbabwe (Airzim), has appointed President Robert Mugabe's son-in-law Simba Chikore as the debt-ridden flag carrier's chief operating officer (COO)— in a move that has reignited fresh national debate regarding the appointment of politically-connected peop...
Resounding send-off for Air Zim boss 15 May 2016 HARARE - Hundreds of people thronged the dormitory town of Norton yesterday to pay their last respects to slain Air Zimbabwe boss Shingai Dhliwayo. Dhliwayo was found dead in a bush in Botswana last week. Politicians and business leaders all flocked to Dhliwayo's parent's home for the send-...
Airzim crafts turnaround strategy 14 October 2014 HARARE - Air Zimbabwe (Airzim) is crafting a turnaround strategy that involves the purchase of modern aircraft to replace its ageing fleet. Edmund Makona, the national airline’s acting chief executive, yesterday said the company is focused on effectively utilising existing resources and is in ...
High fuel costs, ageing planes cripple AirZim 14 September 2014 HARARE - High fuel costs coupled with an ageing aircraft fleet are the major factors weighing down Air Zimbabwe (AirZim)’s revival efforts, the airline’s acting chief executive Edmund Makona told Parliament. He said the challenges made the national carrier uncompetitive. Out of its 10 aircr...
Air Zim bosses removed from remand 26 August 2014 HARARE - Harare regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya has removed from remand two ex-Air Zimbabwe bosses. Former acting Air Zimbabwe (Private) Limited (Air Zimbabwe) chief executive officer Innocent Mavhunga and the firm’s former legal manager and company secretary, Grace Nyaradzai Pfumbidzayi’s t...
Audit all parastatals 30 January 2014 EDITOR — It is now clear that all parastatals and ministries are in need of serious forensic audit in the wake of the Psmas, ZBC and Airzim finacial mismanagement shenanigans. These are but small fish in huge corruption-laden pond. This country is being milked dry by such corrupt practices ...
Airzim acquires new plane 3 June 2013 HARARE - Air Zimbabwe (Airzim) has acquired a new airplane to service domestic routes. The national airline, seeking to turnaround fortunes following the recent appointment of a new board, said the new aircraft Embraer ERJ-145 will ply the Harare-Bulawayo-Victoria Falls route daily. This comes as...