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Air Zimbabwe saga: Tale of half-truths, lies and deception

Air Zimbabwe saga: Tale of half-truths, lies and deception

As someone —unknown — once said “if words don’t add up, it’s usually because the truth wasn’t included in the equation”. The same can be said of the story of Zimbabwe Airways (ZimAirways), which involves the formation of the new airline, its ownership and buying of new planes — used Boeing 777s and Embraers for […]

Air Zimbabwe On Verge of New Plane Deal

Air Zimbabwe On Verge of New Plane Deal

Struggling national flag carrier Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) is on the verge of concluding a wet lease agreement with a Malaysian company after it emerged that a 10-member team comprising key personnel from the troubled airline flew to the southeast Asian country to oversee the planning of the ferry flight to Zimbabwe. Sources close to the […]

Who Owns This New ‘Zimbabwe Airways’ Plane? – VIDEO

Who Owns This New ‘Zimbabwe Airways’ Plane? – VIDEO

It has a handsome black tail fin, with a gold Zimbabwe bird at its centre, and red, yellow and green stripes on its stern. But it’s the new name, alongside the country’s national flower that has got people puzzled: Zimbabwe Airways. Not Air Zimbabwe? Malaysian flag A YouTube video of the Boeing 777 taking off […]

Air Zimbabwe rebrands to Zimbabwe Airways, acquires 4 Boeing 777-200 planes

Air Zimbabwe rebrands to Zimbabwe Airways, acquires 4 Boeing 777-200 planes

CASH-STRAPPED Air Zimbabwe has reportedly rebranded to Zimbabwe Airways after concluding a long-term lease deal, which will result in the delivery of four modern Boeing 777-200 planes from Malaysia Airlines, NewsDay has learned. Pictures of the rebranded Zimbabwe Airways planes went viral on social media platforms yesterday. The deal, according to sources at Air Zimbabwe, […]

Herald reporters on trips with President Mugabe receive $1,000 per day allowance

Herald reporters on trips with President Mugabe receive $1,000 per day allowance

Despite his advancing years and increasing frailty, 93-year-old Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe shows few signs of losing his love for foreign travel, a predilection that is costing his cash-strapped country dear. Having racked up 200,000 air miles since the start of 2016 and outspent the parliamentary budget on trips abroad, Mugabe jetted off to the […]

Dilapidated rail network stifles Zimbabwe tourism growth

Dilapidated rail network stifles Zimbabwe tourism growth

THE dilapidated railway system in the country is one of the major setbacks that frustrate growth in the tourism sector, a Zimstat survey has shown. According to a Zimbabwe Visitor Exit Survey (VES) for the year 2015/2016, a number of tourists are keen to enter the country using the railway transport system. Although many visitors […]

Have You Seen The Inside of Mugabe’s Luxury Palace in The Sky?

Have You Seen The Inside of Mugabe’s Luxury Palace in The Sky?

President Robert Mugabe has been forced to use a commercial charter for his recent foreign trips, and aides have ensured the ultimate in airborne luxury for the reportedly ailing 93-year-old. Mugabe ignores criticism of his endless foreign trips which cost treasury millions of dollars every year, expenditure the economically crippled country can ill-afford, opposition rivals […]

Robert Mugabe Not Given Speaking Slot at UN Conference in Mexico

Robert Mugabe Not Given Speaking Slot at UN Conference in Mexico

President Robert Mugabe was reportedly leaving Mexico none too pleased Thursday having allegedly failed to get a speaking slot at the United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. The globe-trotting 93-year-old left Harare, well ahead of conference start, last Friday for North America on a chattered flight after his usual Air Zimbabwe hire was […]

Air Zimbabwe rot sparks Mugabe concerns

Air Zimbabwe rot sparks Mugabe concerns

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 official travels. This comes as the debt-ridden national […]

Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe reshuffles permanent secretaries

Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe reshuffles permanent secretaries

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has reshuffled some permanent secretaries, with under-fire Mines and Mining Development secretary Francis Gudyanga reassigned to the Higher and Tertiary Education ministry. In a statement yesterday, the Chief Secretary to the Office of the President and Cabinet, Misheck Sibanda, said the reassignments were with immediate effect. Gudyanga, who has been accused of […]

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