President Robert Mugabe’s security is worried over the security and safety of the hired jets that he is using for travelling.
Sources told Daily News that security chiefs were becoming worried that Air Zimbabwe’s planes might remain grounded which will result in the hiring of risky private jets from overseas. One of the sources that spoke to daily News said:
Many chefs are worried that there seems to be no real appetite to fix the problems at Air Zimbabwe, yet the president is dependent on its planes for his travels. “It is in that light that people are worried by the growing reliance on foreign private planes which the president is now using, because all the crew in such cases is also foreign. Even if planes and crews were vetted, one can’t still tell what a person is thinking, especially with the acts of terror and espionage that we witness today. Foreign crew has no allegiance or loyalty to us, so this is a huge problem.
However, when contacted by DAily News for a comment, Transport minister Joram Gumbo said there should be no worries over Mugabe’s use of private planes, as his ministry was sure that the jets were hired from credible people.
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