Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe state airline faces liquidation

2012-01-22 20:57

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7 sacked, 13 suspended in Zim ruling party purge
7 sacked, 13 suspended in Zim ruling party purge

Zimbabwe's ruling party has expelled seven former top officials and suspended 13 others in an on-going purge targeting allies of ex-deputy president Joice Mujuru.

Harare - State media says Zimbabwe's ailing national airline has been put under judicial management ahead of its probable liquidation.

The Sunday Mail reported on Sunday that the High Court in Harare appointed an executive of a top independent accounting firm to takes charge of Air Zimbabwe, sweeping aside all powers of the board of directors.

It said the court order on Friday followed claims by pilots and employees for unpaid income and allowances of up to $35m dating back to January 2009.

Last month the former colonial-era airline, founded in 1964, paid $1.2m to release an aircraft impounded over debts in Britain. It owes $140m to its creditors and has now grounded all but some domestic flights.

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