THE clampdown on suspected corrupt Air Zimbabwe executives continued yesterday with the arrest of the airline’s former chief executive Peter Chikumba and suspended acting CEO Innocent Mavhunga.
By Paidamoyo Muzulu
The arrests are linked to the multi-million dollar fraud at the parastatal.
Chikumba (59) was chief executive from September 2007 to December 2010 while Mavhunga (53) was acting chief executive till his suspension in January this year after the release of the BCA Forensic Audit which unearthed fraudulent activities by management which cost the airline millions of dollars.
The duo joined suspended company secretary Grace Pfumbidzayi who was arrested in Harare on Wednesday and is yet to appear in court.
Police chief spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed the arrests last night.
Charamba said police swooped on the AirZim executives after being satisfied there was a prima facie case against them.
“In the case of Air Zimbabwe, a report was made on 3rd January 2014 with no forensic audit report available. When the report was later supplied police had to expertly sift through and analyse six (6) voluminous reports to establish a prima facie case against the accused,” Charamba said.