The government made several payments to service providers of Air Zimbabwe but this failed to rescue the airline which was forced to stop operations in January 2012.
The questions that remain unanswered are:
- why the government paid suppliers directly,
- what criterion it used, and
- who decided who had to be paid first?
The Insider tried to get these answers from former Air Zimbabwe CEO Peter Chikumba but he declined to discuss anything to do with the airline citing a confidentiality clause he signed.
The Insider only wanted to know whether the companies that were paid would have been his priority to keep the airline going.