Articles tagged 'simba chikore'

Mugabe's son-in-law in kidnapping storm 8 June 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe's son-in-law, Simba Chikore, faces arrest on charges of kidnapping Zimbabwe Airways' legal head, Bertha Zakeyo, in a case that illustrates worsening turbulence at the controversy-dogged airline. This comes as the first of the three purchased Zimbabwe Air...
'Zim Airways: Govt not telling the truth' 15 April 2018 HARARE – The government of Zimbabwe is not telling the nation the truth with regards to the purchase of new planes, analysts contend. Last week, a Zimbabwe Airways plane, registered as Z-RGM, arrived at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport, the first of four B777s controversially pu...
ED govt to seize Mugabe planes 11 April 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government is moving to impound aeroplanes linked to deposed Robert Mugabe's famils, which stands accused of acquiring the aircraft through taxpayers' money. Read full story in today's paper. [Adz]
Broke AirZim nears collapse 26 March 2018 HARARE - So bad has the financial and operational rot ravaging Air Zimbabwe become, that the flag carrier can now barely manage to ferry its domestic and international passengers — who are increasingly enduring horrendous flight cancellations and reschedulings. And although Air Zim's fleet sup...
Investigators target Mugabe son-in-law 17 January 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) is digging into the goings-on at Air Zimbabwe (AirZim), with its investigators keen on unravelling the nexus between former president Robert Mugabe's son-in-law and Zimbabwe Airways. The Daily News can report that the corruption watchdog ...
Mugabe's plan to own airline slammed 30 October 2017 HARARE - Tendai Biti's opposition People's Democratic Party has said President Robert Mugabe's intention to be the first State president in the world to own an airline showed unbridled ambition and shocking greed. The airline, dubbed Zimbabwe Airways, was said to be purchasing condemned planes...
Fly Zim Airways recruits staff 27 September 2017 HARARE - Fly Zimbabwe Airways has started recruiting staff pending its launch. A newspaper advertisement which was published yesterday said Fly Zimbabwe Airways is seeking an unspecified number of flight attendants and cabin crew with minimum requirements of Advanced Level education; although ...
AirZim privatisation under threat 25 July 2017 HARARE - Government's plans to privatise national carrier, Air Zimbabwe, may be in for a bumpy ride amid indications that the airline’s major creditors are moving to stop the transition. Insiders who spoke to the businessdaily over the weekend said while government had made a provision for the...
Cabinet to seal Air Zim's fate 7 July 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's Cabinet will weigh its options on how Air Zimbabwe (Air Zim) could be untangled from its current mess, as it is emerging that the airline is on the cusp of launching a new business model. The national flag carrier, which at independence in 1980 boasted a flee...
Stressed Air Zim plumbs new lows 28 April 2017 HARARE - Struggling national carrier Air Zimbabwe this week sunk to new lows after it resorted to issuing handwritten boarding passes — triggering a torrent of bad jokes from travellers expressing their shock at the extent of the rot devouring the airline. This comes as the debt-ridden flag ca...
Air Zim fails to submit financials in 8 years 22 March 2017 HARARE - State-owned Air Zimbabwe (Air Zim) has failed to fulfil the obligation to submit financial statements for audit for the past eight years. The insolvent airline — grappling with $300 million in debt — is currently working on the 2010 financial statements, according to the office of the...
Air Zim needs good management 14 February 2017 EDITOR — The Finance minister must not act as if he is an agent of some aircraft manufacturers. AirZim needs not buy new air craft. It can lease them. All it needs, however, are the following: — Working capital, say $100 million to fund some severance packages, pay expenses for the first six m...
'Vet key parastatal appointees' 16 October 2016 HARARE - Appointment of board members to State-owned enterprises must be subjected to vetting by Parliament to avoid nepotism and incompetence, National Assembly speaker Jacob Mudenda said. Curiously, his remarks come on the back of an outrage over the appointment of President Robert Mugabe's ...
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...
Bona, in-laws in farm 'grab' 28 October 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's daughter Bona and her in-laws are caught up in a damaging land dispute after they allegedly elbowed out Zanu PF political commissar for Mashonaland East Province Herbert Shumbamhini from his Divonia Farm in Goromonzi. Mashonaland East chief provincial lands o...
Why bar media from wedding? 4 March 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe and his family were joined by millions of Zimbabweans at the weekend in celebrating the wedding of their daughter Bona — to Simba Chikore. There was every reason to celebrate — this was the wedding of the president’s daughter and eldest child. Mugabe himself...
Bona rakes in millions 3 March 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe’s daughter Bona and her husband Simba Chikore, who tied the knot at the First Family’s plush and expensively-built Borrowdale Brook home on Saturday, received a fortune that could run into millions from an A list of guests who attended their 18-hour long nuptials....
Bona's wedding: What to learn 2 March 2014 EDITOR — While several people would be awestruck by the amount Bona is likely to make from wedding gifts or the lavishness of the event itself, perhaps a few can spare a thought for the purpose and significance of the whole event. Bona is a very prominent figure in the country — being Presiden...
Mugabe shows mansion to world 2 March 2014 HARARE - African presidents, billionaires, rich local businessmen, diplomats and socialites yesterday attended the opulent wedding of President Robert Mugabe's first daughter Bona. In the process, the estimated 4 000 guests were given a rare opportunity to view the First Family's lavish privat...
Bona wedding: Borrowdale comes to standstill 2 March 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's neighbours had a hell of a day yesterday being subjected to rigorous searches by gun-totting security details as First Daughter Bona, tied the knot to Simba Chikore at a splendorous ceremony attended by the crème de le crème. While it was all pomp and fanfare...
Bona's 18-hour wedding 28 February 2014 HARARE - The wedding of President Robert Mugabe’s daughter, Bona, is going to take a breathtaking 18 hours, with security and logistical hurdles likely to throw a damper on the nuptials. Guests are expected to be seated by 12 noon tomorrow with the wedding expected to end on Sunday at 6am. ...
Ministers bankroll Mugabe son-in-law bachelor's party 28 February 2014 HARARE - Simba Chikore, President Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law, was on Wednesday treated to a five-star bachelor’s party by ministers loyal to the 90-year-old strongman. The guests, who included Cabinet ministers, arrived in Bentleys, Mercs and BMWs at the Rainbow Towers Hotel to witness the “tr...
Mugabe's son-in-law's bachelor party 26 February 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's son-in-law, Simba Chikore, is set to host a special bachelor's party tonight ahead of his wedding on Saturday. The pilot, who is set to wed Mugabe's daughter Bona Saturday is going to be joined by at least 72 international guests at the bachelor's p...