Zimbabwe's troubled state airline says its chief executive is leaving his post after months of pay disputes, two strikes by pilots and mounting operational losses.
Airline boss Peter Chikumba chose not to renew his contract that expires Dec. 31 after four years in the job. The board "accepted his position," Air Zimbabwe board chair Jonathan Kadzura told reporters Thursday.
Earlier this year, a panel of lawmakers investigating crippled transportation services reported that the airline was $64 million in debt, accumulating by another $2 million a month.
Pilots refused to fly in September and earlier this month, demanding some pay and allowances that had not been received for up to 20 months.