AIR Zimbabwe chief executive officer, Ripton Muzenda AIR Zimbabwe (AirZim) chief executive officer (CEO), Ripton Muzenda has been fired from the airline on charges of incompetence after refusing to implement a $2,4 million retrenchment programme as directed by government and the airline’s board. Muzenda’s exit follows the recent departure of chief operating officer Simba Chikore, former President Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law who quit at the height of political turmoil which led to the forced resignation of Zimbabwe’s sole leader since indepdence 37 years ago. AirZim is 100 percent controlled by government. Reports said friction between Muzenda and the AirZim board escalated after he refused to sign contracts for new top management recruits and stood his ground against…