BREAKING NEWS: 10 years sentence for former Air Zimbabwe Bosses

AN AIR Zimbabwe executive who bled the airline millions of dollars in a “fraudulent” aviation insurance deal wept yesterday as she was told she faces jail. Grace Pfumbidzayi, the national flag carrier’s former company secretary, was the nexus of a US$10 million insurance swindle that “favoured” Navistar Insurance Brokers, a Harare magistrate ruled yesterday as she convicted Pfumbidzayi of criminal abuse of office.

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Pfumbidzayi “planned and executed” the fraudulent transactions “in connivance” with the airline’s former CEO, Peter Chikumba, said regional magistrate Ms Fadzai Mthombeni.

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The two former Air Zimbabwe bosses, Peter Chikumba and Grace Pfumbidzayi, have each been sentenced to 10 years in prison for criminal abuse of office.

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Three years were suspended on condition of good behaviour meaning the duo will serve an effective seven years behind bars. – The Herald Newspaper