President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s trips abroad have been justified by political analysts, chief among them, former MDC legislator Eddie Cross. ZBC News quotes Cross as saying:
All trips by the President are very significant and essential, the spin by the independent press that the President’s trips are gobbling the fiscus is unfortunate. Look some of these missions are planned well six months before.
The President has a diplomatic and political obligation to fulfil international mutual agreements, so all his trips are justified.
The President should travel comfortably and on time so this issue of a hired jet, some are hired by his counterparts so it’s not fiscus money always, more so it is important like what happened when he had to trips to Russia and the UAE with the jet, it was fast for him to come back and attend to Cyclone Idai.