Ex-Airzim bosses to spend 7 years in jail for swindling $10 million after High Court dismisses appeal

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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.

More: Herald

 

Peter ChikumbaAir Zimbabwe

Peter Chikumba is an Aircraft Engineer, former C.E.O. of Air Zimbabwe, former C.E.O. of Celebration Ministries International and former CEO of Air Namibia. He was also a pastor at Celebration Ministries International. Chikumba was charged and found guilty of abuse of office in April 2015... Read More About Peter Chikumba

Air Zimbabwe is the national airline of Zimbabwe. The airline has faced financial difficulties over the last decades owing to alleged mismanagement. In June 2017, the airline was rebranded to Zimbabwe Airways in an attempt to boost the national carrier’s fleet and increase its routes.... Read More About Air Zimbabwe

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