Govt Hires Luxury Jets For ED, Chiwenga Trips To South Africa & India

President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his Deputy Constantino Chiwenga flew out of the country using two Dubai-registered private jets in the last seven days.

This is a mockery of the “austerity for prosperity” mantra preached by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development Mthuli Ncube, observers claim.

Mnangagwa left Zimbabwe for South Africa on Friday where he is set to attend the inauguration of the country’s President-elect, Cyril Ramaphosa this Saturday.

He flew in a Boeing 737-700 IGW jet registered to Royal Jet and was on arrival received by South Africa’s Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan at Lanseria Airport.

The plane reportedly flew from Dubai specifically to take Mnangagwa on the less-than-two-hour flight to South Africa.

Meanwhile, Chiwenga flew to India on May 18, on an Airbus A318-100 Elite. Zimlive reports that the luxury jet, with registration A6-CAS, is owned by Constellation Aviation Services of Dubai.

Presidential spokesperson, George Charamba said that Chiwenga travelled to India for a routine check-up. Said Charamba:

As you may recall, the last time the VP was in India for medical attention, so this time, he was due for review. As far as we know, he went for a routine check-up which was scheduled.

I don’t know what you mean when you say he was unwell when he left. All I know is that it was time for a medical check-up.

More: ZimLive


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Constantino ChiwengaEmmerson MnangagwaGeorge Charamba

Guveya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga is the current Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, the second secretary of Zanu-PF political party and the former Minister of Defence . He is also the former Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) and also the former member... Read More About Constantino Chiwenga

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa a politician and the First Secretary of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front. On the 3rd of August 2018 ZEC Chairperson Priscilla Chigumba announced that Mnangagwa had won the popular vote by 50.8% ,hence he was duly elected to be the president... Read More About Emmerson Mnangagwa

George Charamba is the Press Secretary in the Office of the President of Zimbabwe. He is therefore there official spokesperson of the president. He has been in this position since 2000 when he was appointed by President Robert Mugabe Charamba has been a columnist in... Read More About George Charamba

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