President Emmerson Mnangagwa summoned a private jet all the way from France to fly him the round trip to Bulawayo from Harare, a ZimLive report claims.
The jet, a Boeing 737 which costs US$30,000-per-hour, flew 11,330km to pick up President Mnangagwa for the short trip to Bulawayo and back to Harare.
The luxury jet is owned by Royal Jet of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and developed a technical fault in Lyon, France, last week just before President Mnangagwa was due to fly to Harare after he had attended the 6th replenishment conference.
Data from flight-tracking websites show that the jet, registration A6-RJX, left Lyon on Wednesday and flew straight to Harare to position for the 35-minute flight to the City of Kings and Queens.
According to ZimLive, Mnangagwa has undertaken close to 40 foreign trips since seizing power in a military coup in November 2017 using expensive hired jets from UAE and Switzerland.
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