Top Menu




Mugabe son-in- law bares soul

Former president Robert Mugabe’s son- in-law has come out guns blazing in defence of the Zimbabwe Airways deal, saying he is only doing a service to his country and is not on a self-enrichment exercise.

BY XOLISANI NCUBE

Chikore, who is married to Mugabe’s daughter Bona, has been at the forefront of setting up Zim Airways, an airline the government claims was being established to complement the struggling Air Zimbabwe.

Transport minister Jorum Gumbo and Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa have struggled to explain the rationale behind the setting-up of the airline amid speculation it was a Mugabe family venture.

However, Chikore told The Standard in an exclusive interview yesterday that Mugabe was not involved in the setting-up of the airline and that he was only providing technical expertise.

“That’s the extent to which we can say the former president was involved. When you talk about me, I am a professional and I am not going to go around trying to defend myself, people will know the truth and people are smart enough,” he said.

“If people are interested they can go to the registrar of companies to see who owns the company, they’ll see the CR40, they’ll see the CR6, they will see the stakeholder, and my name is not there.

“The company itself belongs to the government of Zimbabwe, the proof is there and it’s public knowledge.

“I don’t have to go loud and say they are not my planes. In fact, where would I get that kind of money to buy the aircraft?

Chikore spoke as aviation experts continued to ask questions about the government’s deal to buy two planes from Malayisia that were grounded for sometime.

“Those planes were grounded for a long time,” said one of the sources. “Malaysia just wanted to get rid of them.

“Basically, they had decommissioned them, which makes this transaction a distressed sale.

“They, therefore, would have been happy just to give them away for free and the new owners taking over the repayments.”

The expert said there was no way Zimbabwe would have in the next few years, the capacity to fully utilise four B777.

He said the routes being proposed for Zim Airways were not viable using the aircraft bought from Malaysia.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly asked Transport minister Gumbo for answers on the deal.

4 Responses to Mugabe son-in- law bares soul

  1. Weak Knee Chivharo April 22, 2018 at 9:48 am #

    Simba, gara uchiziva kuti iwewe naambhuya vako Grace ndakakumakai ‘big time’!! Waifunga kuti wakaroora Bona wabata ‘jackpot’, chiona manje!!!

  2. mama April 22, 2018 at 1:55 pm #

    SHE SAVED MY MARRIAGE AND BLESSED ME FINANCIALLY THROUGH A SPECIAL PRAYERS THAT ACTIVATED THE ANOINTING OIL WHICH ALSO CONQUERED MY ENEMIES AT MY WORK PLACE.Several years of unhappiness in my marriage led to loneliness, continuous crying and suffering,after hearing about mama with a healing hand,i decided to visit her in her temple where she read my fortune accurately and told me about my past life,my marriage and business and in a MAGIC POT OF ANOINTED OIL.She performed a special prayer according to the BIBLE IN THE BOOK OF RUTH CHAPTER 1, NAOMI TOLD RUTH TO WASH HERSELF AND PUT THE ANOINTING OIL ON AND GO AND LAY BESIDE BOAZ AND HE WOULD ACCEPT HER AND MARRY HER! SHE DID AND HE MARRIED HER! and in less than 3 days all my problems were over and I`m very happy in my marriage and my husband left his girl friend and came back to me.She also gave me powerful magic pot to boost my business and its stability and paid all my debts,ring to protect me from my enemies,magic wallet to increase my financial blessings and promotion at work .There is no any other way i can thank you but to tell others about you and your work!contact her +276144269424

  3. SHIBOBO April 22, 2018 at 6:11 pm #

    Simba, you are quite correct, people are smart enough and will know the truth eventually. However, for now I request you and the two ministers, ie, Chinamasa and Gumbo, to stop making fools of yourselves trying to sanitise this otherwise extremely dirty project. If this project was legit and above board, why was it done like a sting operation and not straight forward? Remember the sanctions mantra nonsense does not hold here. We know that sanctions have been used in many cases to siphon funds from the treasury through claiming that funds have been with held due to sanctions as a cover up. If at all there were effective sanctions, why where there so many companies and individuals alleged to have siphoned money out of the country, and a list provided? As long as the funds were clean, why would they not go through, except for companies and individuals that were listed on the sanctions ban. So let us stop lying and come clean on this issue. If there had been no change of government, and you were caught, would you have said this hog wash you are now singing? We are not fools, and the government must stop trying to sanitize this nonsense. I thought they were trying to clean up their image as well as that of the country!!!!

  4. mama April 28, 2018 at 3:24 pm #

    Am blessed with the results from mamas love spells +27614426924
    Am Amanda 37 years from Portelizabeth Easterncape I used to leave in abusive relationship because I was not “conceiving” or not able to get pregnant and i got married in 2007,my lovely man had totally turned into something else, anything small could cause a fight we could rarely talk at home, he no longer respected me, he use to cheat on me and always communicated with women and he wanted to end our relationship because he wanted to see children at home . I pleaded and begged him but his answer were…am tired of you, leave my life I realised that it was out of my hand I nearly committed suicide. I had nursed this broken relationship and burren for over 10 years a friend of mine introduced me to this mama , After breaking down in tears when I was telling her what am going through. Mama totally changed my life Through A SPECIAL PRAYER OVER THE PHONE because she was far from me so I decided to just call her. surprisingly she told me not to worry all she asked was to follow her guidance and procedures which I did she asked for my names and my husband ’s name she then revealed to me that my man was being used by another woman who was using witchcraft on him she revealed to me the name of this woman and it was his E-X that was destroying our happiness.
    In less than 12hours my husband confessed to me and I forgave him cause it was not him to blame.After all that i finally made it and I’m now 8 months pregnant and I did check up in the hosipital that I’m carrying twins .thanks alot mama God bless you
    Are you going through difficulties in your relationship?
    Is your man cheating on you?
    Are you looking forward to have kids and u can’t fall pregnant
    Am truly letting the world to know about mama how she changed my life
    Call or whatsapp her on +27614426924

AMH logo

© 2018 The Zimind. All Rights reserved.

DMMA logo