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MDC-T condemns appointment of Mugabe's son-in-law as Air Zimbabwe COO

05 Oct 2016 at 09:32hrs | Views

The appointment of Simba Chikore as the Chief Operations Officer at Air Zimbabwe (Private) Limited is a very sad and tragic development for the country. This just confirms that the Mugabe dynasty has virtually privatized the State. Zimbabwe is now equivalent to a private limited company whose majority shareholders are the Mugabe dynasty and their cronies.

The MDC would like to condemn, in the strongest terms possible, the Zanu PF regime's continued plunder of State resources as well as the regime's utter and complete disregard and disdain for the dictates of good corporate governance. As a party, we very much doubt  that Simba Chikore was subjected to transparent interviewing process before he landed his new job as the Chief Operations Officer of the near bankrupt national airline. More importantly, we have got very serious doubts concerning Simba Chikore's suitability for this high profile assignment at the perennially loss – making national airline.

This whole episode smacks of  crude nepotism and patronage. We challenge the Air Zimbabwe (Private) Limited board as well as the Minister of Transport & Infrastructural Development, Joram Gumbo, to furnish the nation with details pertaining to Simba Chikore's professional qualifications as well as his work experience. In addition, the nation should also be furnished with details pertaining to when, where and how the interviewing process, if any, was conducted.


Source - Obert Gutu
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