ED ‘SQUANDERS’ $2,3 MILLION ON PRIVATE JET FOR CHINA VISIT
Preisident Emmerson Mnangagwa is reported to have squandered over $2,3 million to charter a private Swiss luxury jet for his ongoing visit to the Chinese capital, Beijing, sources have claimed.
Mnangagwa, who is in China on his first State visit since he took over following Mugabe’s infamous ouster, has been accused of snubbing the struggling national airline, Air Zimbabwe, preferring chartered private jets instead.
In January, Mnangagwa also hired a private jet for his journey to Davos, Switzerland and when he travelled to South Africa early this year.
“Air Zimbabwe had offered to take the presidential delegation to China for $1,9 million but government opted for a luxurious private jet owned by Switzerland-based aviation management company, Comlux at a cost of $2,3 million.
“This probably excludes costs related to the crew for the eight days of the President’s State visit to China,” a source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said adding Mnangagwa used Comlux’s most prized asset, the VIP Boeing 767.