ZIM MP buys a plane

The MP for Bindura North, Kenneth Musanhi, has splashed close to $890 000 on a plane.

He bought the aircraft at an auction in Harare. The legislator confirmed buying the 12-seater Cessna 208 Caravan which once belonged to Mbada Diamonds. The diamond company lost the plane after its creditor — Pungwe Mining — won a High Court order to recover a debt.

“It’s not a jet as people are saying, it’s a caravan. The plane was bought by one of my companies called CATS, it’s not me who bought it in my personal capacity,” said the legislator, refusing to shed more light.

Central Air Transport Service (CATS), formerly United Air Charter, is part of Mr Musanhi’s KSM business empire.