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'Mugabe planes' torment minister

by Staff reporter
17 Apr 2018 at 07:50hrs | Views
Parliament is turning up the heat on beleaguered Transport minister Joram Gumbo, demanding that he provides convincing answers on all aspects of the controversial new airport, Zimbabwe Airways - said to have links with former president Robert Mugabe's family.

This comes as the purchase price of four wide-bodied aircraft from Malaysia to be used by Zimbabwe Airways has set tongues wagging - amid damaging allegations that this had been inflated by more than $100 million, from $70 million a staggering $180 million.

At the centre of the controversy is a secretive company, the Zimbabwe Aviation Leasing Company which all along was said to be fronted by Zimbabwean living in the Diaspora but is now said to belong to the government.

Source - Daily News