Senators on Thursday grilled Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube over President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s desire to travel using expensive luxury jets.
Matabeleland South Senator Bekithemba Mpofu (MDC Alliance) had asked Ncube the government’s policy on international travels by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Ncube said:
The President’s Office has a budget allocated through processes that come through this House and which you endorsed and they are using that budget in a normal way to meet the President’s travel budget.
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He (Mnangagwa) is an international leader and all his travel is necessary for the good of the country as he has to participate in critical meetings to ensure that our country remains in the international community. These are normal travels and are through the normal budget.
All I know is that they are within his current travel requirements, and his office is able to live within that budget approved by the President’s Office as well as by you senators.