• Zimbabwe splashes out on three new aircrafts to revive industry

    Zimbabwe has bought two Boeing 777 aircraft and an Embraer from Malaysia. The planes will be leased to a new outfit -- Zimbabwe Airways -- until the national carrier returns to profitability. Harare had agreed with an unidentified Malaysian firm to buy four Boeing 777 planes for $70 million but so far has only paid for two. The government has also paid for a small Embraer plane and plans to add another five to the fleet. The new planes are owned by a state-owned special purpose vehicle called Zimbabwe Aviation Leasing Company. The government says the aircraft will be used by Zimbabwe Airways, whose ownership was not immediately disclosed. The Boeing planes have a lifespan of 15 to 20 years. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.faceboo...

    published: 12 Apr 2018
  • Zimbabwe to Offer White Farmers 99-Year Land Leases

    Zimbabwe to Offer White Farmers 99-Year Land Leases. The Associated Press reviewed a copy of the Mnangagwa directive that said it would go into effect immediately. Mnangagwa has also said black farmers could invite white farmers into partnerships, and whites would be allowed to apply for new farm leases. In Zimbabwe, all farmland is owned by the government and merely leased by the farmers who work it. Beginning around the year 2000, former President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party began driving white farmers away, claiming it was necessary to ...

    published: 02 Feb 2018
  • Leasing: What Impact Will It Have On The Kenyan Economy

    The Leasing Association of Kenya has said the government's move to acquire vehicles through leasing could be extended to other equipment as well. The association's chairperson, Edna Kihara has said that the government could also acquire medical equipment through leasing, saying it would greatly improve the delivery of medical services across the country.

    published: 18 Jun 2013
  • REVEALED: Mugabe 'was leasing out land to whites', says report

    REVEALED: Mugabe 'was leasing out land to whites', says report. Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has been leasing out some of his family’s farm land to white businessmen – even though he threatened others for doing that while he was in office, a private newspaper reported at the weekend. As recently as late October, Mugabe said black owners who invited whites back to rent and work seized fields would lose their farms. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you feel good, please support the author by subscribing to our channel to track the next video. * SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL: https://goo.gl/rP0kO2 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ► See...

    published: 11 Dec 2017
  • Zimbabwe offers longer leases to white farmers

    Zimbabwe offers longer leases to white farmers. Published: 12:23 EST, 31 January 2018 | Updated: 12:23 EST, 31 January 2018 Former president of the Commercial Farmers Union Deon Theron inspects a disused cattle dip on Eden farm in 2017 in Beatrice, Zimbabwe, where he ran a successful dairy before being forced off the property during the Mugabe land reform programme Zimbabwe has announced that white farmers still in business after controversial land reforms will be able to obtain 99-year leases, signalling a new government approach to the key ...

    published: 01 Feb 2018
  • Leasing scams: A dummies' guide

    South African businessmen and dodgy officials are making hundreds of millions of rands from leasing scams. But how does it work? Watch our dummies' guide.

    published: 27 Jun 2011
  • REVEALED: Mugabe 'was leasing out land to whites', says report

    REVEALED: Mugabe 'was leasing out land to whites', says report. Harare - Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has been leasing out some of his family’s farm land to white businessmen – even though he threatened others for doing that while he was in office, a private newspaper reported at the weekend. As recently as late October, Mugabe said black owners who invited whites back to rent and work seized fields would lose their farms. But the Zimbabwe Independent reports that the former first family was doing exactly that: leasing out part of Mazowe Citrus Estate to a company in which some of the main shareholders were white. The Mugabes seized a large portion of Mazowe Citrus Estate several years back. It is in a rich farming district north of Harare. A top shareholder at CFI Holdings...

    published: 11 Dec 2017
  • China-Zimbabwe model farm brings skills, jobs to locals

    Farm manager Charles Zimora is a very optimistic man.The optimism stems from his experience at the Hunyani Farm, about 120 km north-west of Zimbabwe's capital city of Harare.In 2011, the Zimbabwe-China Wanjin Agricultural Development Company began leasing the farm from the Chinoyi University of Technology. Zimora was on the farm team at that time. He said he had seen the transformation of the farm from "an ordinary farm" to a hi-tech one.

    published: 30 Nov 2015
  • Mugabe leases interfresh land - the zimbabwe independent

    Mugabe leases interfresh land - the zimbabwe independent. …… as skeletons tumble out of the closet FORMER president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace are leasing out land they controversially seized from Interfresh Holdings Ltd’s Mazoe citrus estate a few yea...

    published: 08 Dec 2017
  • Minister Gumbo in trouble over Mugabe's Zim Airways as new details emerge on the price of the planes

    Parliament is turning up the heat on beleaguered Transport minister Joram Gumbo, demanding that he provides convincing answers on all aspects of the controversial new airline, Zimbabwe Airways — said to have links with former president Robert Mugabe’s family.This comes as the purchase price of four wide-bodied aircraft from Malaysia Airlines to be used by Zim Airways has set tongues wagging — amid damaging allegations that this had been inflated by more than $100 million, from $70 million to a staggering $180 million.At the centre of the controversy is a secretive company, the Zimbabwe Aviation Leasing Company (ZALC) — which all along was said to be fronted by Zimbabweans living in the Diaspora, but is now said to belong to the government.ZALC owns Zim Airways, and despite the fact that it...

    published: 17 Apr 2018
  • Zimbabwe: Trump Sets Terms for Mnangagwa’s Govt, Orders Military Off the Streets

    Zimbabwe: Trump Sets Terms for Mnangagwa’s Govt, Orders Military Off the Streets. THE military must return to the barracks while Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has a “window of opportunity to demonstrate commitment to a democratic, just, healthy and prosperous Zimbabwe”, a strategic US government official has said. Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Stephanie Sullivan was presenting his paper titled “The Future of Zimbabwe” to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs Tuesday. Sullivan said “the U.S. engagement with the newly-inaugurated Mnangagwa and his administration must be based on demonstrated behavior, not rhetorical intentions”. “Our policy of re-engagement will focus on constitutional democracy, free and fair e...

    published: 13 Dec 2017
  • Revealed: mugabe 'was leasing out land to whites', says reportDaily News

    Revealed: mugabe 'was leasing out land to whites', says reportDaily News Daily News

    published: 13 Dec 2017
  • Zimbabwe Britain Dishes Out £5Million To Zimbabwe After Meeting Mnangagwa

    Zimbabwe Britain Dishes Out £5Million To Zimbabwe After Meeting Mnangagwa The United Kingdom has offloaded a £5 million grant to Zimbabwe following a meeting with President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday. - video upload powered by https://www.TunesToTube.com

    published: 03 Feb 2018
  • Zimbabwe Airways planes saga takes another twist

    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 (AirZim)’s name. According to Gumbo, who has made headlines in the past weeks due to the planes deal, the farmers wanted the planes in compensation for their farms seized during the land reform programme. He has been severely criticised for his role in the purchase of the planes and the establishment of Zim Airways and its sister company, the Zimbabwe Aviation Leasing Company (ZALC), which has been presumed to be a project of former president Robert Mugabe. Gumbo said initially, government wanted to buy the p...

    published: 06 May 2018
  • Mugabe planes saga latest: More dirty lies exposed, minister Joram Gumbo under fire

    The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) is steering clear of a suspected multi-million illegal deal involving a new airline, Zimbabwe Airways (ZimAirways), which is linked to former president Robert Mugabe’s family, amid fresh evidence of lies by government officials and their associates. Government reportedly established ZimAirways six years ago as a parallel airline to Air Zimbabwe (AirZim), a public enterprise that was inherited from the colonial Rhodesian government at independence in 1980, but has been facing severe financial and operational problems for more than a decade. The new airline largely remained on paper through the tenure of two transport ministers —Nicholas Goche and Obert Mpofu, respectively — only to become a public controversy after the current minister, Joram G...

    published: 29 Apr 2018
  • Air Zimbabwe Shut Down, Here is What Happened

    Air Zimbabwe Shut Down, Here is What Happened https://youtu.be/SfPtOgxFAbc Air Zimbabwe changes name to Zimbabwe Airlines, 4 new Aircrafts Boeing 777-200 https://youtu.be/SfPtOgxFAbc Harare - 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 in this new livery and under this new name has been shared extensively by Zimbabweans, fueling debate. The video was taken sometime this year at Malaysia’s Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport. The plane still bears a small Malaysian flag on the forward fuselage, adding to the intrigue. 'What's going...

    published: 29 Jun 2017
  • Fresh details emerge, Minister Gumbo and Chinamasa's lies EXPOSED

    TRANSPORT minister Jorum Gumbo this week got further entangled in the aircraft purchase scandal which involves state-owned Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) and new airline Zimbabwe Airways (ZimAirways) whose ownership is dodgy, the Zimbabwe Independent can report.The saga has also sucked in Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa who on Wednesday tried to clear the air over the issue, together with Gumbo, although their intervention only managed to provoke more questions than answers.Gumbo and Chinamasa’s explanation was that the four Boeing 777-200 were bought from Malaysia Airlines through their sole agent PricewaterhouseCoopers Kuala Lumpur, but are now being leased to ZimAirways via the Zimbabwe Aviation Leasing Company (ZALC).They claimed ZimAirways and ZALC are owned by government.But Gumbo had alwa...

    published: 13 Apr 2018
  • Zimbabwe government says no more farm invasions

    Zimbabwe government says no more farm invasions. HomeFarming EnviromentZimbabwe government says no more farm invasions HARARE – Government is pushing the issuance of 99year leases and will not tolerate fresh farm occupations to ensure that Command A...

    published: 25 Dec 2017
  • The ‘new’ Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary – Nehanda Radio

    The fiasco was brought to a head on Wednesday when a secondhand Boeing 777 arrived at Robert Mugabe International Airport from Malaysia, apparently one of four planes bought for what some reports say was $70 million. Transport minister Joram Gumbo said the plane belonged to Zimbabwe Aviation Leasing Company owned by , which is linked to the Mugabe family through the deposed president’s son-in-law Simba Chikore, former boss of . Gumbo said the money had come from the diaspora. But a totally different picture was given by finance minister Patrick Chinamasa who was at the airport for the arrival of the 12-year-old plane. He said it had been paid for by the government. ‘We kept the deal under wraps to avoid the trap of sanctions’, he claimed, although Malaysia has never imposed sanctions agai...

    published: 16 Apr 2018
  • Latest on Air Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe Airways saga: Senior govt officials' evil plans unearthed

    THE dodgy project involving Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) and new airline Zimbabwe Airways is getting murkier, amid allegations that some senior government officials are deliberately sabotaging the debt-ridden national flag carrier to pave way for the new private airline, which will also be emblazoned with national colours.Aviation sources told the Zimbabwe Independent this week that Zim Airways planes, which were bought using public funds provided by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, will soon land in the country.The planes include four Boeing 777 bought in Malaysia and two Embraer ERJ145 bought from the United States.Last year, the Independent reported that Transport minister Jorum Gumbo and former AirZim chief operating officer Simba Chikore, who is former president Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law, have...

    published: 29 Mar 2018
  • 'Zim Airways: Govt not telling the truth' – Nehanda Radio

    By Maxwell Sibanda Last week, a Zimbabwe Airways plane, registered as Z-RGM, arrived at the , the first of four B777s controversially purchased from Malaysia. Malaysian Airlines decommissioned the 777s following the disappearance of two similar planes, including the doomed MH370 flight. The government has, however, been sending mixed signals over the acquisition of new planes that the State media once claimed were meant for the revival of Air Zimbabwe although it emerged that the planes are owned by a private company, Zimbabwe Airways suspected to have close links with former president Robert Mugabe’s family. Now government has come out and claimed ownership of the controversial airline, a claim that contradicts Transport minister Joram Gumbo who has consistently said that Zimbabwe Avia...

    published: 15 Apr 2018
  • JUST IN: Zimbabwe Airways top secrets EXPOSED, Minister Jorum Gumbo and Chinamasa in big trouble

    TRANSPORT minister Jorum Gumbo and his Finance counterpart Patrick Chinamasa have been stopped dead in their tracks by exposure of their self-enriching plan to shut down flag carrier Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) to pave way for the controversial Zimbabwe Airways (ZimAirways) linked to Gumbo and former president Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law, it has been established.This comes as more information filtered through this week showing that ZimAirways was firmly under the control of Simba Chikore who is married Mugabe’s daughter Bona.It has also emerged that the Zimbabwe Aviation Leasing Company (ZALC)’s offices are located at 1426 Gletwyn in Harare, a property linked to Psmas manager Mavis Gumbo, although she denies any connection to the airline.Mavis is related to the minister.The ministers and governme...

    published: 20 Apr 2018
  • HOT! Chikore’s Jet Is Owned By Govt

    The jet which Simba Chikore acquired is government owned, Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa says.. Government yesterday took delivery of a Boeing 777-200ER aircraft from Malaysia, which is part of an envisaged fleet of 10 aeroplanes to be managed under a new company tasked to boost the local aviation sector.. The 300-seater plane, which touched down at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport yesterday, is wholly-owned by the Government’s special purpose vehicle, Zimbabwe Aviation Leasing Co

    published: 12 Apr 2018
  • Zimbabwe to give white farmers 99-year leases, like black counterparts

    ORIGINAL ARTICLE: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-zimbabwe-farmers/zimbabwe-to-give-white-farmers-99-year-leases-like-black-counterparts-idUSKBN1FK2SK TRANSCRIPT: HARARE - Zimbabwe will issue 99-year leases to white farmers, according to a government circular, after new President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he would end discrimination along racial lines in agriculture. The agriculture ministry circular to staff, seen by Reuters, says white farmers should now be issued the same 99-year leases as black farmers. "Please be informed that the minister of Lands, Agriculture and Resettlement has directed that all remaining white farmers be issued 99-year leases instead of the 5-year leases as per the previous arrangement," said the circular, dated Jan. 19. Earlier this month a government docum...

    published: 02 Feb 2018
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Zimbabwe splashes out on three new aircrafts to revive industry
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Zimbabwe splashes out on three new aircrafts to revive industry

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Zimbabwe has bought two Boeing 777 aircraft and an Embraer from Malaysia. The planes will be leased to a new outfit -- Zimbabwe Airways -- until the national carrier returns to profitability. Harare had agreed with an unidentified Malaysian firm to buy four Boeing 777 planes for $70 million but so far has only paid for two. The government has also paid for a small Embraer plane and plans to add another five to the fleet. The new planes are owned by a state-owned special purpose vehicle called Zimbabwe Aviation Leasing Company. The government says the aircraft will be used by Zimbabwe Airways, whose ownership was not immediately disclosed. The Boeing planes have a lifespan of 15 to 20 years. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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Zimbabwe to Offer White Farmers 99-Year Land Leases
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Zimbabwe to Offer White Farmers 99-Year Land Leases. The Associated Press reviewed a copy of the Mnangagwa directive that said it would go into effect immediately. Mnangagwa has also said black farmers could invite white farmers into partnerships, and whites would be allowed to apply for new farm leases. In Zimbabwe, all farmland is owned by the government and merely leased by the farmers who work it. Beginning around the year 2000, former President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party began driving white farmers away, claiming it was necessary to ...
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Leasing: What Impact Will It Have On The Kenyan Economy
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Leasing: What Impact Will It Have On The Kenyan Economy

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The Leasing Association of Kenya has said the government's move to acquire vehicles through leasing could be extended to other equipment as well. The association's chairperson, Edna Kihara has said that the government could also acquire medical equipment through leasing, saying it would greatly improve the delivery of medical services across the country.
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REVEALED: Mugabe 'was leasing out land to whites', says report
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REVEALED: Mugabe 'was leasing out land to whites', says report

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REVEALED: Mugabe 'was leasing out land to whites', says report. Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has been leasing out some of his family’s farm land to white businessmen – even though he threatened others for doing that while he was in office, a private newspaper reported at the weekend. As recently as late October, Mugabe said black owners who invited whites back to rent and work seized fields would lose their farms. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you feel good, please support the author by subscribing to our channel to track the next video. * SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL: https://goo.gl/rP0kO2 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ► See More: https://goo.gl/T4QXPk ► Facebook: https://goo.gl/3loZJg ► Twitter: https://goo.gl/UcNkox ► Website: https://hdnews24h.blogspot.com
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Zimbabwe offers longer leases to white farmers
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Zimbabwe offers longer leases to white farmers. Published: 12:23 EST, 31 January 2018 | Updated: 12:23 EST, 31 January 2018 Former president of the Commercial Farmers Union Deon Theron inspects a disused cattle dip on Eden farm in 2017 in Beatrice, Zimbabwe, where he ran a successful dairy before being forced off the property during the Mugabe land reform programme Zimbabwe has announced that white farmers still in business after controversial land reforms will be able to obtain 99-year leases, signalling a new government approach to the key ...
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Leasing scams: A dummies' guide
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Leasing scams: A dummies' guide

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South African businessmen and dodgy officials are making hundreds of millions of rands from leasing scams. But how does it work? Watch our dummies' guide.
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REVEALED: Mugabe 'was leasing out land to whites', says report
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REVEALED: Mugabe 'was leasing out land to whites', says report

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REVEALED: Mugabe 'was leasing out land to whites', says report. Harare - Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has been leasing out some of his family’s farm land to white businessmen – even though he threatened others for doing that while he was in office, a private newspaper reported at the weekend. As recently as late October, Mugabe said black owners who invited whites back to rent and work seized fields would lose their farms. But the Zimbabwe Independent reports that the former first family was doing exactly that: leasing out part of Mazowe Citrus Estate to a company in which some of the main shareholders were white. The Mugabes seized a large portion of Mazowe Citrus Estate several years back. It is in a rich farming district north of Harare. A top shareholder at CFI Holdings, Hamish Rudland, told the paper that Mugabe had approached them through intermediaries when he was still president. Mugabe said he was impressed with the way the company ran another farm near Harare. Mugabe's double standards. Rudland "confirmed entering into a deal with the Mugabe family at a time they were discouraging and even threatening mostly new land owners from working with white farmers", the Zimbabwe Independent said. Under the deal Mugabe was to get 5% of turnover. The revelation has exposed Mugabe's double standards: he was outspoken in his criticism of party members, including some traditional chiefs, who entered into partnerships with whites. "If you don't want to use the land, tell us openly not to clandestinely enter into arrangements with former white farmers coming from Johannesburg," Mugabe told a council meeting of more than 200 chiefs in Bulawayo in late October. "We will chase both you and your white farmer from that land. This land was fought for," Mugabe was quoted as saying by state media at the time. The Zimbabwe Independent said the former president and family members between them owned a total of 15 809 hectares of land. Show me your opinion in comment. And please subscribes channel to follow more new video every day! Thanks for watching! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ► Hot News: https://goo.gl/1YWszS ► See more: https://goo.gl/xag7BQ ► AKA CHEATING ON BONANG: https://goo.gl/kBeAiq ► Zodwa Wabantu: https://goo.gl/6ZduiJ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you feel good, please support the author by subscribing to our channel to track the next video. * SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL: https://goo.gl/rCXw8d ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ► See More: https://goo.gl/rCXw8d
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China-Zimbabwe model farm brings skills, jobs to locals
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Farm manager Charles Zimora is a very optimistic man.The optimism stems from his experience at the Hunyani Farm, about 120 km north-west of Zimbabwe's capital city of Harare.In 2011, the Zimbabwe-China Wanjin Agricultural Development Company began leasing the farm from the Chinoyi University of Technology. Zimora was on the farm team at that time. He said he had seen the transformation of the farm from "an ordinary farm" to a hi-tech one.
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Mugabe leases interfresh land - the zimbabwe independent
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Mugabe leases interfresh land - the zimbabwe independent. …… as skeletons tumble out of the closet FORMER president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace are leasing out land they controversially seized from Interfresh Holdings Ltd’s Mazoe citrus estate a few yea...
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Minister Gumbo in trouble over Mugabe's Zim Airways as new details emerge on the price of the planes
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Minister Gumbo in trouble over Mugabe's Zim Airways as new details emerge on the price of the planes

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Parliament is turning up the heat on beleaguered Transport minister Joram Gumbo, demanding that he provides convincing answers on all aspects of the controversial new airline, Zimbabwe Airways — said to have links with former president Robert Mugabe’s family.This comes as the purchase price of four wide-bodied aircraft from Malaysia Airlines to be used by Zim Airways has set tongues wagging — amid damaging allegations that this had been inflated by more than $100 million, from $70 million to a staggering $180 million.At the centre of the controversy is a secretive company, the Zimbabwe Aviation Leasing Company (ZALC) — which all along was said to be fronted by Zimbabweans living in the Diaspora, but is now said to belong to the government.ZALC owns Zim Airways, and despite the fact that its new airline is close to taking to the skies, its documentation is still not publicly available — including at the offices of the Registrar of Companies.Now, Parliament is asking the under-fire Gumbo to provide a comprehensive statement on ZALC’s shareholding and how it came to purchase its aircraft, amid the damaging claims of malpractices and corruption.“Seeing that there is a lot of talk about Zimbabwe Airways and the dualisation of the Harare-Beitbridge road — and there are a lot of things that have been said pertaining to that road, including the cancellation of tenders and tenders being awarded to people that have not submitted bids in the first place — I thought I would want him to favour this House with a ministerial statement on basically those two issues.“On Zimbabwe Airways, he (Gumbo) should tell the nation issues like who owns it, how the aeroplanes were bought and the shareholding of that company.“So, I submit and hope that the minister will favour us with that ministerial statement,” Mabvuku-Tafara legislator James Maridadi said in Parliament on Thursday — in a motion that apparently enjoys wide, cross-party support.Zim Airways inked its deal with Malaysia Airlines for the acquisition of the four Boeing 777 planes last year, in the process making an upfront payment for two of the aircraft to the tune of $36 million.Gumbo and Mugabe’s son-in-law Simba Chikore, who was briefly chief operating officer at struggling flag-carrier Air Zimbabwe, were reported at the time to have been intimately involved in the formation of Zim Airways, as well as the purchase of the aircraft.Last week, the government took delivery of one of the four planes as part of the opaque deal that will see a total of four wide-bodied planes eventually being sourced from Malaysia.Meanwhile, fiery Norton legislator Temba Mliswa alleged in Parliament last week that a Singaporean company was involved with Zim Airways, further challenging Gumbo to furnish the august House with full details about the controversial airline and its aircraft purchases.“I just want to add something … there must be the shareholding structure because I am told that the statement made by (Finance minister Pat
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Zimbabwe: Trump Sets Terms for Mnangagwa’s Govt, Orders Military Off the Streets
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Zimbabwe: Trump Sets Terms for Mnangagwa’s Govt, Orders Military Off the Streets

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Zimbabwe: Trump Sets Terms for Mnangagwa’s Govt, Orders Military Off the Streets. THE military must return to the barracks while Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has a “window of opportunity to demonstrate commitment to a democratic, just, healthy and prosperous Zimbabwe”, a strategic US government official has said. Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Stephanie Sullivan was presenting his paper titled “The Future of Zimbabwe” to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs Tuesday. Sullivan said “the U.S. engagement with the newly-inaugurated Mnangagwa and his administration must be based on demonstrated behavior, not rhetorical intentions”. “Our policy of re-engagement will focus on constitutional democracy, free and fair elections, respect for human rights and the rule of law, and an improved trade and investment climate, among other issues.... . . . ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ► Hot News: https://goo.gl/1YWszS ► See more: https://goo.gl/xag7BQ ► AKA CHEATING ON BONANG: https://goo.gl/kBeAiq ► Zodwa Wabantu: https://goo.gl/6ZduiJ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you feel good, please support the author by subscribing to our channel to track the next video. * SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL: https://goo.gl/rCXw8d ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ► See More: https://goo.gl/rCXw8d
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Revealed: mugabe 'was leasing out land to whites', says reportDaily News
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Zimbabwe Britain Dishes Out £5Million To Zimbabwe After Meeting Mnangagwa
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Zimbabwe Britain Dishes Out £5Million To Zimbabwe After Meeting Mnangagwa

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Zimbabwe Britain Dishes Out £5Million To Zimbabwe After Meeting Mnangagwa The United Kingdom has offloaded a £5 million grant to Zimbabwe following a meeting with President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday. - video upload powered by https://www.TunesToTube.com
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Zimbabwe Airways planes saga takes another twist
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Zimbabwe Airways planes saga takes another twist

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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 (AirZim)’s name. According to Gumbo, who has made headlines in the past weeks due to the planes deal, the farmers wanted the planes in compensation for their farms seized during the land reform programme. He has been severely criticised for his role in the purchase of the planes and the establishment of Zim Airways and its sister company, the Zimbabwe Aviation Leasing Company (ZALC), which has been presumed to be a project of former president Robert Mugabe. Gumbo said initially, government wanted to buy the planes for AirZim, but acclaimed audit firm, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC), advised them that it was unwise to do so because the planes would be attached in Malaysia once the former white farmers learnt of the purchase. He said government misled the world into believing that Zim Airways and ZALC were privately-owned companies belonging to a group of Zimbabweans living outside the country to save the planes from being impounded “That was a very straight forward deal. I don’t know why you should be having problems with us. We have come out clearly to say that they are government planes,” he told our sister publication, the Daily News in an interview last week. “When we started negotiating for the Boeing 777ER planes from Malaysia, we were doing it for AirZim and in the process, when we were about to pay for the first aircraft, we were then advised by PWC, who were the negotiators with Air Malaysia, that if these planes are bought for Air Zim, they were going to be impounded by some white former commercial farmers whose land was acquired by government under the land reform programme,” Gumbo claimed. “So, our negotiations . . . said since we can use a different company. We were discussing with PWC. We agreed that they (Malyasian Airways) could sell the planes to us. “So I started negotiating to buy and so I informed government that I had clinched a deal with Air Malaysia to buy four Boeing 777 planes at $70 million for all of them and I thought this was a good deal for Zimbabwe,” he lamented. Asked why government was now claiming ownership of the planes when it still owed the white former commercial farmers compensation money for the loss of their farms, Gumbo said the new era had seen Zimbabwe opening up to the world and there was nothing to hide anymore. “President Mnangagwa has pledged to compensate those farmers and in line with the current thrust to re-engage with the world, we realised that there is nothing to hide anymore and we are setting the record straight,” he said. ̫ DailyNews Follow @MyZimbabweNews Loading...
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Mugabe planes saga latest: More dirty lies exposed, minister Joram Gumbo under fire
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Mugabe planes saga latest: More dirty lies exposed, minister Joram Gumbo under fire

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The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) is steering clear of a suspected multi-million illegal deal involving a new airline, Zimbabwe Airways (ZimAirways), which is linked to former president Robert Mugabe’s family, amid fresh evidence of lies by government officials and their associates. Government reportedly established ZimAirways six years ago as a parallel airline to Air Zimbabwe (AirZim), a public enterprise that was inherited from the colonial Rhodesian government at independence in 1980, but has been facing severe financial and operational problems for more than a decade. The new airline largely remained on paper through the tenure of two transport ministers —Nicholas Goche and Obert Mpofu, respectively — only to become a public controversy after the current minister, Joram Gumbo, took over in 015. Gumbo’s anchor plan was to get ZimAirways operating as a supplementary entity to AirZim under the guise that it was a private concern and leasing planes to the national carrier to avoid seizure of its aircraft by international institutions and groups of evicted white farmers who the Zimbabwean government owes millions of dollars. ZimAirways is renting offices at a property owned by Gumbo’s niece, Mavis, in Gletwyn, a plush northern suburb in the capital. There was an outcry over the lease of the property to AirZim amid accusations of nepotism, but a bigger controversy surrounding the airline has evolved around the purchase of four planes worth $70 million from Malaysia with the direct involvement of Mugabe, who set off negotiations with his Malaysian counterpart, Najib Razak, in 016. According to Gumbo, the used Boeing 777-00-ER planes, which were purchased with the help of Mugabe’s son-in-law, Simba Chikore, a pilot who was working as the AirZim chief operating officer at that time but resigned late last year, were initially supposed to replenish the ailing airline. However, he claims, there was a change of plans after realising that the planes would be seized on international flights, hence the decision to re-route them to ZimAirways through another government entity, Zimbabwe Aviation Leasing Company (Zalc) that was also reportedly set up in 01. At one time, Gumbo claimed the decommissioned planes were bought for ZimAirways by a consortium of Zimbabweans living and working in the diaspora, but of late, he and Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa are insisting that they are government property belonging to the new entity, which they say is also a public enterprise. There have been loud calls from aviation experts, politicians, civil society and citizens to investigate the deal amid suspicions that the new airline was meant to benefit the Mugabe family and its close associates prior to the November 017 military coup that ushered in a new administration led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Investigations by The Standard, working in collaboration with the Information for Development Trust (IDT), have unearthed a deliberate plot by Gumbo an
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Air Zimbabwe Shut Down, Here is What Happened
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Air Zimbabwe Shut Down, Here is What Happened

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Air Zimbabwe Shut Down, Here is What Happened https://youtu.be/SfPtOgxFAbc Air Zimbabwe changes name to Zimbabwe Airlines, 4 new Aircrafts Boeing 777-200 https://youtu.be/SfPtOgxFAbc Harare - 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 in this new livery and under this new name has been shared extensively by Zimbabweans, fueling debate. The video was taken sometime this year at Malaysia’s Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport. The plane still bears a small Malaysian flag on the forward fuselage, adding to the intrigue. 'What's going on?' “A few questions. Is Air Zimbabwe now Zimbabwe Airways? Whose plane is it? What’s going on?” asked Zimbabwean journalist Mduduzi Mathuthu on Twitter. Speculated @Baekithemba: “Zimbabwe Airways is technically a new entity set up to disentangle it from Air Zimbabwe debt. Govt likely to take over debt.” Aviation consultant Richard Maslen suggested in a tweet: “It appears #Zimbabwe has gone ahead with liquidation of Air Zimbabwe & launch of new national carrier.” Banned from Europe Air Zimbabwe’s problems are well known. The state-run company is groaning under a reported debt of over $300 million. In May the European NewsDay paper said that Air Zimbabwe has concluded a long-term deal with Malaysia Airlines, which will see Zimbabwe leasing four Boeing 777-200 planes soon. "The project is being spearheaded by chief operating officer (Simba) Chikore (President Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law) as the company forges ahead with restructuring,”"an unnamed company insider told the paper. The source said the four planes to be hired are 12-year-old Boeing 777-200ERs previously flown by Malaysia Airlines. https://youtu.be/SfPtOgxFAbc
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Fresh details emerge, Minister Gumbo and Chinamasa's lies EXPOSED
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Fresh details emerge, Minister Gumbo and Chinamasa's lies EXPOSED

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TRANSPORT minister Jorum Gumbo this week got further entangled in the aircraft purchase scandal which involves state-owned Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) and new airline Zimbabwe Airways (ZimAirways) whose ownership is dodgy, the Zimbabwe Independent can report.The saga has also sucked in Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa who on Wednesday tried to clear the air over the issue, together with Gumbo, although their intervention only managed to provoke more questions than answers.Gumbo and Chinamasa’s explanation was that the four Boeing 777-200 were bought from Malaysia Airlines through their sole agent PricewaterhouseCoopers Kuala Lumpur, but are now being leased to ZimAirways via the Zimbabwe Aviation Leasing Company (ZALC).They claimed ZimAirways and ZALC are owned by government.But Gumbo had always maintained they are private companies owned by Zimbabwean Diasporans.Chinamasa said government formed the new entities linked to Gumbo and former president Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law Simba Chikore as a sanctions-busting measure.However, documents show there was nothing done under cover as the purchase agreement openly indicates government bought the airliners on behalf of AirZim, suggesting the sanctions-busting narrative was a convenient smokescreen to cover their tracks.Gumbo for his party did not explain why he had been telling government ZimAirways was a government project, yet publicly insisting it was a private entity.Initially Gumbo told the Independent ZimAirways was privately-owned by lawyers living outside the country and he was only facilitating the purchase of four Boeing 777 planes from Malaysia on behalf of the airline’s shareholders ZALC.However, Chinamasa, who officiated at the delivery of one of the aircraft on Wednesday, said Zim Airways was wholly-owned by government contrary to Gumbo’s remarks.He also said ZALC was a government special purpose vehicle.Aviation expert associated with ZimAirways Jerry Haas, who has been consistently posting accurate information on the project, also said the airline was a private entity.Documents gleaned by the Independent and investigations show in October 2016 government entered into an agreement with the Malaysian Airline System Berha for the sale and purchase of four Boeing 777-200ER aircraft with manufacturer’s serial numbers 29066, 29066, 28421 and 28422.The agreement was signed by Gumbo and former Mines minister Walter Chidhakwa on October 10, 2016.In the terms and conditions of this agreement also signed by Lim San Peen of Malaysia, the parties agreed “the aircraft are made available for sale on the basis they are solely to be used for commercial aviation purposes.The intended operator of the aircraft is Air Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd.”The initial arrangement was that two of the Rolls Royce-powered planes would cost US$16,5 million each, while the other two would be bought for US$18,5 million apiece, bringing the total to US$70 million.But Gumbo and his associates later decided to buy two Boeing 777s for US$1
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Zimbabwe government says no more farm invasions
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Zimbabwe government says no more farm invasions

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Zimbabwe government says no more farm invasions. HomeFarming EnviromentZimbabwe government says no more farm invasions HARARE – Government is pushing the issuance of 99year leases and will not tolerate fresh farm occupations to ensure that Command A...
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The ‘new’ Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary – Nehanda Radio
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The ‘new’ Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary – Nehanda Radio

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The fiasco was brought to a head on Wednesday when a secondhand Boeing 777 arrived at Robert Mugabe International Airport from Malaysia, apparently one of four planes bought for what some reports say was $70 million. Transport minister Joram Gumbo said the plane belonged to Zimbabwe Aviation Leasing Company owned by , which is linked to the Mugabe family through the deposed president’s son-in-law Simba Chikore, former boss of . Gumbo said the money had come from the diaspora. But a totally different picture was given by finance minister Patrick Chinamasa who was at the airport for the arrival of the 12-year-old plane. He said it had been paid for by the government. ‘We kept the deal under wraps to avoid the trap of sanctions’, he claimed, although Malaysia has never imposed sanctions against Zimbabwe. Reports say President Mnangagwa ordered that the plane be parked with ’s fleet while the matter is investigated. Certainly, a lot needs to be clarified. It was interesting that Mugabe’s daughter Bona was at the ceremony with her husband, who was wearing the uniform of a airline captain. They are presently building a mansion on the top of a hill in northern Harare on land originally owned by the government, which had planned to build a school there. Of course, no one expects any important Zanu PF figure to end up in jail, whatever they have done. The extraordinary indulgence shown towards former police commissioner general Solomon Chihuri proves this. A parliamentary hearing was told this week that Chihuri had ordered the seizure of a safe containing diamonds worth millions of dollars belonging to a company which had been forced to enter a partnership with the police to mine the Chiadzwa fields. Of course, all the people in positions of responsibility at the time deny that they knew anything about the matter. Some seem to suggest they didn’t know what a diamond is and they had never heard of Chihuri or the police. Of course Chihuri himself didn’t turn up at the hearing. Now we hear of an unfolding scandal about former army commander Vice President General Chiwenga’s wife Mary. It appears that she will be a busy lady, having been awarded a multi-million dollar contract ‘to provide travel arrangements for the office of the president and cabinet’. Since Mnangagwa has adopted the non-stop travel agenda set by Mugabe, she will have little time left to visit the farm she recently seized from the Agriculture and Rural Development Authority, which was meant to help meet the country’s demand for seeds. If you are interested in reading more about the mismanagement, corruption and incompetence which has brought down here’s an article from the Zimbabwe Independent on Friday: . Vigil supporters will have a busy time over the next week. The Zimbabwean Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Dr Lieutenant-General Sibusiso Moyo will be at a reception at the Zimbabwe Embassy at 6 pm on Wednesday 18th April to mark Zimbabwe Independence Day. Vigil sup
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Latest on Air Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe Airways saga: Senior govt officials' evil plans unearthed
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Latest on Air Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe Airways saga: Senior govt officials' evil plans unearthed

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THE dodgy project involving Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) and new airline Zimbabwe Airways is getting murkier, amid allegations that some senior government officials are deliberately sabotaging the debt-ridden national flag carrier to pave way for the new private airline, which will also be emblazoned with national colours.Aviation sources told the Zimbabwe Independent this week that Zim Airways planes, which were bought using public funds provided by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, will soon land in the country.The planes include four Boeing 777 bought in Malaysia and two Embraer ERJ145 bought from the United States.Last year, the Independent reported that Transport minister Jorum Gumbo and former AirZim chief operating officer Simba Chikore, who is former president Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law, have been assisting in setting up the private airline at the expense of the flag carrier, AirZim, which fell under their purview and supervision, raising a serious conflict of interest on their part.There were indications that following Mugabe’s ouster via a military coup in November last year, the deal had crumbled, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his deputy Constantino Chiwenga, were opposed to the arrangement.The involvement of their allies has, however, reportedly softened their stance.Aviation sources say there was a well-calculated plan to destroy AirZim to the benefit of Zim Airways.“The initial plan was simple; use money from RBZ to buy planes; register them under Zim Airways; get an air operator licence, then compete with AirZim, but because AirZim has one plane and they have six, AirZim would definitely lose out and eventually collapse,” said an aviation source.“The plan has changed a bit and is now centred on ensuring that a partnership between AirZim and Zim Airways is reached along the way.Zim Airways will then bring in their planes and a bit of capital, thereby assuming control of the company, which will result in board and managerial changes.”The plan, aviation sources say, also involves ensuring that AirZim does not get funding support to cripple its operations.Gumbo this week, however, told the Independent that he had facilitated Zim Airways to purchase aircraft from Air Malaysia after AirZim failed to raise funds to buy the equipment.Information gathered shows that Zimbabwe Airways is owned by a local firm, Zimbabwe Aviation Leasing Company (ZALC).An enquiry with the Deeds Office in Harare indicated ZALC was registered under file number 3015/12.The file was, however, missing from the office, meaning the directors could not be immediately ascertained.Aviation experts say although it is saddled with debt, AirZim can be revived if the company’s strategic turnaround plan is implemented.AirZim immediately requires US$45 million to be operational, according to AirZim’s Strategic Turnaround Plan (2018-2020).The airline requires US$26 million to settle its foreign debt; US$6 million to buy three Embraer ERJ145; US$4,6 million for International Air Tran
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'Zim Airways: Govt not telling the truth' – Nehanda Radio
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'Zim Airways: Govt not telling the truth' – Nehanda Radio

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By Maxwell Sibanda Last week, a Zimbabwe Airways plane, registered as Z-RGM, arrived at the , the first of four B777s controversially purchased from Malaysia. Malaysian Airlines decommissioned the 777s following the disappearance of two similar planes, including the doomed MH370 flight. The government has, however, been sending mixed signals over the acquisition of new planes that the State media once claimed were meant for the revival of Air Zimbabwe although it emerged that the planes are owned by a private company, Zimbabwe Airways suspected to have close links with former president Robert Mugabe’s family. Now government has come out and claimed ownership of the controversial airline, a claim that contradicts Transport minister Joram Gumbo who has consistently said that Zimbabwe Aviation Leasing Company (ZALC) owned Zimbabwe Airways. Speaking at a function at Robert Mugabe International Airport to receive the first plane, Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa said ZALC was a government company which it had used to acquire the planes from Malaysia, allegedly as a strategy to evade sanctions. “I am here to categorically state that the aeroplane standing outside is the property and an asset of the government of Zimbabwe. I know speculation has been rife that the airline belonged to the former first family. That is false. “They have no interest of any kind in this aircraft. I am also here to make it clear that Simba Chikore (Mugabe’s son-in-law) has no shareholding at all, directly or indirectly,” Chinamasa said. “We kept the deal under wraps to avoid the trap of sanctions. As you know, we are under sanctions and with the hostility that we have received; it was difficult to do business. “Each time we said we were going to one country for business, lots of emails would be sent there and we would not get any favour from the hosts. So, we decided that it was best to keep our heads cool and remain focused until the deal was done,” said Chinamasa. The Finance minister added that ZALC would lease the new planes to . “We realised that there was no reason we should keep pouring money into a bottomless pit. We wanted a strong airline to service the interests of the country … to bring in tourists and business to the country, and for that we needed a strong airline,” he said. Crisis Coalition spokesperson Tabani Moyo said the whole deal smells of corruption. “Governments the world over are supposed to be coherent mechanisms through which accountable decisions are communicated to the public. The contradictions by the minister of Transport with the minister of Finance initially show that there is more to what meets the eye. “Initially the Transport minister alluded to the fact that the new airline Zimbabwe Airways is owned by Zimbabweans in , only to change upon being squeezed, that it’s owned by the government. “Now the government buys planes and leases them to ‘the government’. I think the people of Zimbabwe deserve better,” said Moyo. Social commentator Ras
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JUST IN: Zimbabwe Airways top secrets EXPOSED, Minister Jorum Gumbo and Chinamasa in big trouble
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JUST IN: Zimbabwe Airways top secrets EXPOSED, Minister Jorum Gumbo and Chinamasa in big trouble

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TRANSPORT minister Jorum Gumbo and his Finance counterpart Patrick Chinamasa have been stopped dead in their tracks by exposure of their self-enriching plan to shut down flag carrier Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) to pave way for the controversial Zimbabwe Airways (ZimAirways) linked to Gumbo and former president Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law, it has been established.This comes as more information filtered through this week showing that ZimAirways was firmly under the control of Simba Chikore who is married Mugabe’s daughter Bona.It has also emerged that the Zimbabwe Aviation Leasing Company (ZALC)’s offices are located at 1426 Gletwyn in Harare, a property linked to Psmas manager Mavis Gumbo, although she denies any connection to the airline.Mavis is related to the minister.The ministers and government officials have been contradicting themselves in private and public platforms as they scrambled to obfuscate and cover up the relationship between AirZim and ZimAirways.This has left authorities and the public to conclude the ministers had a vested interest in the deal.During last week’s ceremony to receive a Boeing 777 from Malaysia, Chinamasa and Gumbo failed to adequately explain the situation, only kicking dust and provoking more questions than answers.Gumbo also failed to explain why former AirZim board member Ray Rambanepasi, who is linked to Chikore, resigned to get involved with ZimAirways.He stepped down from AirZim in March.Rambanepasi is cited in official documents as one of ZALC directors together with Harare lawyer Phillipa Phillips.Apart from Rambanepasi, questions have been asked why AirZim senior managers, who include Martin Gwafa in charge of the airline’s technical services, have been involved in setting up ZimAirways while still employed by AirZim.Company registration documents show ZALC was formed June 2017, five years after ZimAirways was incorporated.On August 17 last year, government and ZALC entered into an agreement to buy four Boeing 777-200 aircraft from Malaysia Airlines.Information gathered by the Zimbabwe Independent shows these were the same planes that government had intended to buy for the state-owned airline.Documents gleaned by the Independent and investigations show in October 2016 government entered into an agreement with the Malaysian Airline System Berha for the sale and purchase of four Boeing 777-200ER aircraft with manufacturer’s serial numbers 29065, 29066, 28421 and 28422.The agreement was signed by Gumbo and former Mines minister Walter Chidhakwa – who is related to Chikore through the Mugabe family – on October 10, 2016.Government later resolved to buy two Embraers for US$6 million using Treasury Bills.This brought the total cost of the revised deal to US$41 million.Sources said while Gumbo has been ordered to make sure that AirZim does not collapse, behind-the-scenes he has been working with ZimAirways, which he last week claimed is a state-owned airline after a series of contradictions on its ownership, to equip
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HOT! Chikore’s Jet Is Owned By Govt
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HOT! Chikore’s Jet Is Owned By Govt

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The jet which Simba Chikore acquired is government owned, Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa says.. Government yesterday took delivery of a Boeing 777-200ER aircraft from Malaysia, which is part of an envisaged fleet of 10 aeroplanes to be managed under a new company tasked to boost the local aviation sector.. The 300-seater plane, which touched down at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport yesterday, is wholly-owned by the Government’s special purpose vehicle, Zimbabwe Aviation Leasing Co
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Zimbabwe to give white farmers 99-year leases, like black counterparts
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Zimbabwe to give white farmers 99-year leases, like black counterparts

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ORIGINAL ARTICLE: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-zimbabwe-farmers/zimbabwe-to-give-white-farmers-99-year-leases-like-black-counterparts-idUSKBN1FK2SK TRANSCRIPT: HARARE - Zimbabwe will issue 99-year leases to white farmers, according to a government circular, after new President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he would end discrimination along racial lines in agriculture. The agriculture ministry circular to staff, seen by Reuters, says white farmers should now be issued the same 99-year leases as black farmers. "Please be informed that the minister of Lands, Agriculture and Resettlement has directed that all remaining white farmers be issued 99-year leases instead of the 5-year leases as per the previous arrangement," said the circular, dated Jan. 19. Earlier this month a government document showed that Zimbabwe is considering establishing a special tribunal to determine the value of compensation and how to pay it to white farmers who have lost their land since 2000.
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