Mnangagwa Hired US$12 500 Per Hour Dubai Jet For Harare To Bulawayo Journey

A ZimLive report claims that President Emmerson Mnangagwa hired a luxury jet from Dubai to fly him the hour-long journey from Harare to Bulawayo on Thursday.

The Airbus A318-100 flew seven hours and 16 minutes from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday to position in Harare, ahead of Mnangagwa’s flight to Bulawayo this morning where he addressed civil society groups.

The jet was reportedly hired by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s wife, Mary, whose company East Town Holdings was controversially awarded a contract to provide government VIP “travel services and other services” in January 2018.

The Airbus, which costs US$12 500 per hour, is owned by Constellation Aviation Services and has registration number A6-CAS.

In an interview with ZimLive.com, MDC national spokesperson Jacob Mafume said:

If this is true, then it confirms what we have always known that we have an uncaring executive that is a firm disciple of primitive and conspicuous consumption.

In a period when the government has brought out its begging bowl following the devastating cyclone for which they failed to plan, we now have to witness Mnangagwa going to great lengths to spend precious foreign currency in the same way a man buys a golden toilet seat but asks for donations to help him fix his leaking roof.

It’s now clear that he carried out a coup in order to have these luxury joy flights at the expense of the taxpayer. This abuse of office.

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3 comments on “Mnangagwa Hired US$12 500 Per Hour Dubai Jet For Harare To Bulawayo Journey

  1. God is watching and He will not keep silent. Even if people die He is still God and His eye is upon every good and bad act.

  2. There is much wisdom and great pride building, reclaiming and reviving our own Aviation Services which was quite commendable as we inherited it from the colonial phase..if then this is true it is quite certain a great setback which compounds the economic doldrums of this ailing Zimbabwe economy. The developmental rationale in it is grossly scanty, as it amounts to a dis-empowerment of Zimbabweans in the short and long run.

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