Former Air Zimbabwe chief executive officer Peter Chikumba and company secretary Grace Pfumbidzayi will now effectively spend 7 years in jail for swindling the national airline of $10 million after High Court judge Justice Edith Mushore dismissed their appeals yesterday.
The two were found guilty for criminal abuse of office but were released on bail pending appeal. Mushore dismissed their appeals stating that they were defective after the lawyers applied for notice to amend the appeal. Justice Mushore said that it was not possible to amend such a defective appeal and pointed out that the heads of arguments filed by ythe two did not comply with rule 238 (1) of the High Court rules 1971. She dismissed the appeals with costs.