Articles tagged 'zimbabwe airways'

Simba Chikore trial deferred 15 December 2018 HARARE - The trial of former President Robert Mugabe's son-in law Simba Chikore — which was meant to commence yesterday — has been postponed to January 24. Chikore, who is jointly charged with co-worker Simbarashe Mutimbe, is accused of unlawfully detaining Zimbabwe Airways employee Bertha Zak...
Parly calls for clarity on Zim Airways ownership 26 November 2018 HARARE - Parliament says government should clarify the ownership of Zimbabwe Airways (Zim Airways) before it is merged with struggling national airline Air Zimbabwe (AirZim). “Air Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe Airways' relationship should be clear as well as their ownership status to ensure that the p...
One of 'Mugabe planes' sold 22 November 2018 HARARE - One of the four aircraft bought by government from Malaysia has reportedly been sold to Jet Midwest, a US-based leading global aviation parts provider, due to non-payment by Zimbabwe. Government had all along claimed it bought four Boeing 777 aircraft from Malaysia and an Embraer plan...
Chikore, Mutimbe to be jointly charged 8 November 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe's son-in law Simba Chikore will be tried together with his co-accused Simbarashe Mutimbe after the State successfully applied that their dockets be married. Chikore and Mutimbe allegedly unlawfully detained Zimbabwe Airways employee Bertha Zakeyo for fou...
Simba Chikore appears in court 24 October 2018 HARARE - Former President Robert Mugabe's son in-law Simba Chikore was yesterday arraigned before the courts facing unlawful detention allegations. Chikore and his accomplice Simbarashe Mutimbe allegedly detained Zimbabwe Airways employee Bertha Tsitsi Zakeyo for four hours when they refused h...
Govt to merge Air Zim, Zim Airways 26 September 2018 HARARE - Government is planning to merge Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) with Zimbabwe Airways (Zim Airways), which had been previously linked to the family of former president Robert Mugabe. This was revealed by the newly-appointed Transport minister Joel Biggie Matiza while addressing the media at his...
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: The national 'air crime' 30 May 2018 HARARE - When we read of criminal syndicates of the western world, we always envision Al Capone and the Italian Mafia as the apex of organised crime. In Zimbabwe, the mafia is our inept selfish government that thrives on exorbitant unjustifiable expenses on what they term the best intentions f...
'Mugabe plane' flown back for repairs 29 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's new airline, Zimbabwe Airways — which has been linked to the family of ousted former president Robert Mugabe — has hit fresh controversy. This comes as the Daily News has been told that one of the airline's “new” planes that it recently sourced from Malaysia — a Boeing 777 ...
Zim Airways circus continues 12 May 2018 HARARE - The circus behind the country's new national airline, Zimbabwe Airways, has reached fever-pitch with the government now moving to remove former president Robert Gabriel Mugabe's initials from one of the company's planes. Transport minister Joram Gumbo said the initials were causing co...
News twist to 'Mugabe planes' saga 6 May 2018 HARARE - Under-fire Transport minister Joram Gumbo has claimed that government kept the deal to register the new Zimbabwe Airways (Zim Airways) airline under wraps after advice that some former commercial white farmers wanted to attach its six planes from Malaysia, if they were in Air Zimbabwe (A...
'Mugabe planes': Shocking details 13 April 2018 HARARE - As the spotlight remains firmly focused on the country's controversial new airline, Zimbabwe Airways — which has been linked to the family of former president Robert Mugabe — disturbing allegations are emerging that the purchase price of its aeroplanes bought from Malaysia Airlines was a...
Zimbabwe Airways: $100m vanishes in aircraft purchase 13 April 2018 HARARE - As the spotlight remains firmly focused on the country's controversial new airline, Zimbabwe Airways — which has been linked to the family of former president Robert Mugabe — disturbing allegations are emerging that the purchase price of its aeroplanes bought from Malaysia Airlines was a...
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...