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Air Zimbabwe, originally founded in 1967 by a bunch of White guys as Air Rhodesia, has become the latest victim of "Afrnomics," after its last remaining plane, a Boeing 767-200, was seized and impounded at Johannesburg's Oliver Tambo International Airport for unpaid  landing, parking  and passenger service fees. 

As reported by South Africa's Sunday Times:

The Airports Company of South Africa (Acsa) has impounded an aircraft owned by Air Zimbabwe over debt. Insiders at Air Zimbabwe told TimesLIVE that one of the national airline’s aircraft, a Boeing 767-200, was impounded at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport on Wednesday. This comes as Air Zimbabwe was suspended from using the airport due to non-payment of debt. Air Zimbabwe owes Acsa payments for landing, parking  and passenger services for flights into Johannesburg.

As a result of the suspension by Acsa, Air Zimbabwe could not operate its Johannesburg-Harare flight on Wednesday and this resulted in some passengers failing to travel while others were accommodated on other airlines.

The seizure of Air Zimbabwe’s aircraft in South Africa, which is the airline’s only operational aircraft after all of its planes were grounded, forced it to cancel its Harare-Johannesburg flight on Thursday, including its domestic flights between Harare-Bulawayo and Victoria Falls.  

Afronomics is the process by which assets built up in the colonial period are turned to crap after being handed over to Black African control following independence. The decline of the airline has been a long, steady process since the former British colony of Rhodesia was handed over to Black Marxist control in 1980.

After a report in 1999, run by the Chicago Herald and CNN, the airline has struggled to shake off the title of "most dangerous airline in the World." In May 2017 the airline received a further blow when it was added to the list of air carriers banned in the European Union for not meeting EU safety standards.

This is not the first time the airline has had aircraft seized. Bid Air Services in South Africa and American General Suppliers in London both seized aircraft in the past for unpaid debts.

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