Air Zim still won’t die. It is like a Monty Python sketch The news this week from Zimbabwe is the height of ridiculousness. Air Zimbabwe reminds me of the character in the Monty Python film:

CART DRIVER: Bring out your dead!

LARGE MAN: Here’s one!

CART DRIVER: Ninepence.

BODY: I’m not dead!


LARGE MAN: Nothing… There’s your ninepence.

BODY: I’m not dead!

CART DRIVER: ‘Ere. He says he’s not dead.

LARGE MAN Yes he is.

BODY: I’m not!

CART DRIVER: He isn’t.

LARGE MAN: He will be soon. He’s very ill.

BODY: I’m getting better!

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Air Zimbabwe this week suspended operations on July 2nd, 2012 following the grounding of its single Boeing 737 for maintenance checks. The plane was being used on domestic flights from Harare to Bulawayo and Victoria Falls since resumption of these services  on May 2nd, 2012

Prior to this, Air Zimbabwe suspended all or part of its operations in May, June, July and November, 2011 before ceasing all flights in February, 2012. I thought that it was good bye then. The government of Zimbabwe, then absorbed the carrier’s one hundred and fifty million US Dollars. This action if done earlier, would have kept the carrier flying for a little longer.


So,  is it good bye now?

LARGE MAN:  He will be soon. He’s very ill.

BODY: I’m getting better!

LARGE MAN: You’re not. You’ll be stone dead in a few minutes.

BODY: I think I’ll go for a walk.





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