President Mnangagwa has defended his numerous foreign trips in his luxurious private jet saying the junkets were good for the country.

He spoke after the jet came from Dubai to fly him to Vic Falls for yet another speech. “The media is busy saying I travel a lot. But look (at) what I bring. On Monday or so, we shall be receiving more medicines from the Arabs. They are giving us for free,” he told the Zanu PF Women's League yesterday.

According to flightware.com, the luxury Royal Jet A6-RJX left Abu Dhabi at 0930hrs on Tuesday and arrived at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport in Harare at 1420hrs.

It then left Harare for Victoria Falls on Thursday before departing the resort town on the same day at 1340hrs and arrived in Harare at 1643hrs.
Royal Jet, according to their website, offers luxury executive flight services and can provide their customers VIP treatment when necessary and can charter any
private jet anywhere in the world through their 24/7 charter brokerage service.

NewsDay understands that it costs between US$10 000 and US$30 000 per hour to fly the luxury jet.