Temba Mliswa Calls For State To Purchase Presidential Jet

5 years agoMon, 03 Sep 2018 12:29:01 GMT
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Temba Mliswa Calls For State To Purchase Presidential Jet


Winning candidate and Member of Parliament-elect for Norton, Temba Mliswa has suggested that the state should purchase a presidential jet so that the president will be able to travel without disrupting Air Zimbabwe’s schedule. Mliswa said that a presidential jet was more secure and was cheaper to operate in the long run. Mliswa made the suggestion after noting how President Emmerson Mnangagwa travelled to China for the Forum on China Africa Co-operation (Focac). Writing on social media site Twitter, Mliswa said,

It’s good to note that H.E.’s trip to China didn’t comprise of an over bloated number of delegates. However, we need to consider the cost-benefit of sending such a huge plane with small delegations. It would be more prudent to purchase a Presidential jet for such trips…A Presidential jet would cover the aspect of security, not be a disruption to airline schedules & be cheaper in the long term. It’s not an unnatural asset.

However, most people did not react positively to the suggestion saying that the government had more pressing priorities that needed to be looked into. Here are some of the responses,


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