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Mnangagwa summoned private jet from France for Bulawayo trip

by Staff reporter
17 Oct 2019 at 20:28hrs | Views
President Emmerson Mnangagwa summoned a private jet from France to fly him the round trip to Bulawayo from Harare, ZimLive reported.

The US$30,000-per-hour Boeing 737 flew 11,330km to pick up the Zanu PF leader, whose government is accused of profligacy in the face of a deepening economic crisis.

Mnangagwa officiated at the ZimTrade Annual Exporters' Conference in Bulawayo.

"Once again we get a whole luxury aircraft hired from Dubai to fly Mr Mnangagwa from Harare to Bulawayo when doctors can't even afford to catch a taxi to work," MDC treasurer David Coltart said. "The callousness and insensitivity of this regime to the appalling suffering of people is now simply disgusting."

Mnangagwa has undertaken close to 40 foreign trips since seizing power in a military coup in November 2017, all undertaken by private jets hired from the United Arab Emirates and Switzerland.

Mnangagwa also appears to have elected not to fly on commercial flights locally. He previously summoned the same aircraft from Dubai to fly him to Gweru and Victoria Falls.

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Source - zimlive