Air Zimbabwe Boss Arrested In Connection With Fraud
Harare, – Police on Monday arrested a senior Air Zimbabwe employee over a fraud case which happened at the troubled national airline two years ago.
Informed sources told Radio VOP that the police arrested Mujere on Monday morning as he was about to board a flight to Johannesburg.
The sources said Mujere was detained at a police post at the Harare International Airport before being transferred to the fraud squad at Braeside Police Station. By late Monday Mujere had been detained at Hatfield Police Station.
Sources said the police suspect that Mujere facilitated the escaping of Abraham Katerere, an Air Zimbabwe employee who reportedly fled to London under unclear circumstances.
The sources said investigators are currently undertaking a forensic audit at the national airline in connection to the fraud case involving US$2 million.
The Anti-Corruption Commission is reportedly also involved in carrying out investigations at Air Zimbabwe.
Air Zimbabwe board chairperson Jonathan Kadzura on Monday confirmed the investigation and the arrest of Mujere.
“It’s not quite an arrest. He (Mujere) has gone to assist with fraud. He has only been picked because he authorised the absence of the guy who went to the UK,” said Kadzura in reference to Katerere.
Kadzura said Mujere was arrested as he was about to travel outside the country on Air Zimbabwe business.
“He was supposed to have gone to the police to assist them over the weekend but he did not,” said Kadzura.
Once rated one of the best airlines on the continent, Air Zimbabwe has been run down by years of mismanagement, government interference and lack of financial resources.