MP coughs out $1m for private ‘jet’

MP coughs out $1m for private ‘jet’

By Nigel Pfunde

Amid all the hue and cry about poverty in Zimbabwe a legislator has coughed out a pile to buy a private plane.

Local businessman and parliamentarian Kenneth Musanhi (Bindura North) has joined the “big boys’ league”.

Showbiz can exclusively reveal that Musanhi recently acquired a plane at a cost close to $1 million.

Investigations carried out by Showbiz established that the businessman forked out a cool $890 000 for the big buy.

Boarding a plane is just but a dream for many a Zimbabwean, let alone owning one.

In the United States, entertainers and sportspeople are the ones that own private planes.

The 12-sitter Cessna bird was auctioned by LM auctioneers and Musanhi came out the biggest bidder.

Musanhi confirmed the purchase.

“Well, yes, it was a business transaction and I simply responded to an auction notice like other bidders. In fact I own an aviation company,” he said.

The enterprising businessman is believed to be one of the richest people in the country although he prefers to keep a low profile.

He has the Midas touch in every sector he lays his hands on. He has major stake in AVM Africa, a bus manufacturing company and also has interests in mining where in 2012 he acquired a stake in Freda Rebecca Mine in Bindura.