ZIMBABWE’S NATIONAL AIRLINE GETS NEW BOSS
(Posted 17th August 2016)
Information was confirmed earlier today that Acting CEO Edmund Makona, who served in this position since mid 2013, has retired from Air Zimbabwe and that Mr. Ripton Muzenda, who previously worked at the airline as a pilot and instructor, has taken over as new Chief Executive.
One of the first major tasks for Ripton will be the fine tuning of the upcoming AFRAA Annual General Assembly which is taking place at Victoria Falls later this year, as after Edmund’s departure the Presidency of AFRAA will also become his to hold until a new chair is elected at the AGA.
Only two months ago did Air Zimbabwe relaunch flights to Tanzania’s commercial capital of Dar es Salaam and has been eying a return to London Gatwick.
Besides regional flights does the airline also serve domestic routes from Harare to Victoria Falls and Bulawayo among other destinations.
This correspondent extends his personal thanks to Edmund Makona who proved a valuable source for accurate aviation information from Zimbabwe and a warm welcome to Ripton Muzenda in his new position.