Sunday, March 12

New Zuma jet could cost R1.3bn

A plan to buy President Jacob Zuma a new private jet that could cost R1.3bn has been kept secret.
According to a report by the Sunday Times, the jet will be used for shorter trips across Southern Africa. The main jet, Inkwazi will be used for longer flights for both the president and his deputy.
The Sunday Times reported that this bid was not advertised as it was being tailored for a “specific supplier”.
Last year Fin24 reported on a bid to acquire a new luxury presidential jet at a price of R4bn. This is equivalent to 16 Nkandlas, which would each cost R246m.