Air Zim Bosses Crash Into Suspension Over Aviation Insurance Scandal

via RadioVop Zimbabwe – Air Zim Bosses Crash Into Suspension Over Aviation Insurance Scandal By Professor Matodzi 1 January 2014

Zimbabwe’s state-run national airline, Air Zimbabwe has suspended six of its top bosses pending dismissal over a 5.2 million euro aviation insurance scandal.

Radio VOP understands that the Ozias Bvute-led Air Zimbabwe board of directors suspended six of the airline’s top managers on Tuesday after the senior personnel were all fingered for allegedly overpaying some insurance premiums following a forensic audit conducted by a local auditing firm.

The six managers include Innocent Mavhunga, the airline’s acting chief executive office, who was already serving suspension on some other misdemeanors, Grace Pfumbidzayi, the suspended company secretary, Nicholas Munjere, the suspended acting manager-finance, Nobert Machingauta, the acting manager-strategy and economics, Patience Tichagwa, the manager-revenue accounts, and Osweld Madziva, the manager-human resources.

Insiders at the airline said the six top bosses were implicated in the aviation insurance scam and were suspended pending dismissal without salaries and benefits.

The board, the insiders said had dispatched the state-run airline’s drivers to repossess vehicles allocated to the airline bosses.

In September, the respected Financial Gazette newspaper reported that forensic auditors had exposed possible manipulation of aviation insurance policies by past and present bosses, which could have prejudiced the state-run airline of millions of dollars between 2009 and 2013.

Air Zimbabwe has for several years been saddled with problems ranging from the seizure of its planes, wild cat strikes and the grounding of some of the airline’s aged and Chinese-made aircraft.

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12 comments on “Air Zim Bosses Crash Into Suspension Over Aviation Insurance Scandal
  1. Nyoni says:

    Sack them all now. The parasites.

  2. Allen says:

    We need to send a clear message that thre will be Zero tolerance to corruption. Send them to jail please.

  3. easily fooled says:


  4. chimusoro says:

    How ironic that the guilty one’s name is “Innocent.”

  5. NBS says:

    Corruption will be one of the things that will down Zimbabwe. ZPF are not serious about dealing with corruption! Are they ?

  6. Jrr56 says:

    With that renowned thief Bvute in charge all those stealing had better be ready as the new master does not brook anyone stealing in his patch.

  7. Gift says:

    Send all the corrupt Zanus home without benefits.

  8. Saddened says:

    Lets get real fellow democratic Zimbos – nothing is going to happen! Ever heard of re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic!! Well that’s what is happening so let’s not get our hopes up

  9. Mr Mixed Race says:

    Any slight action towards controlling corruption gives us a bit of hope.What do these people want from companies?You give them more perks they want to loot more.Shame on them and those who placed them in those high posts.

  10. taona says:

    The corruption goes right up to the top. Don’t expect any miracles guys as long as zanupf is in control!!! Ministers have the ” right” to graze in their parastatals

  11. terminator72 says:

    the acting manager-strategy and economic , ndapedziwa ne title iyi.

  12. Why not doing yet hard labour?

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