The statement from State House last week was quick to point out that President Joyce Banda would fly South African Airways out of Lilongwe, but was silent on what she would fly from South Africa to Nigeria, on her State-funded pilgrimage to the temple of TB Joshua, her favourite soothsayer.
From South Africa, she likely flew in the splendour of a private jet, as she has taken to doing lately.
The statement did not mention that, obviously. Perhaps even State House knows the President’s frequent flying around in this private jet ostensibly given to her by some mysterious “well-wishers” appears to be an unfortunate penchant for rapacious and rather shameful self-aggrandisement totally out of keeping with the leader who sold off the country’s presidential jet because it was a wasteful luxury.
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