Poor country with a rich president: Zimbabwe's president slammed over R105 000 briefcase

Poor country with a rich president: Zimbabwe's president slammed over R105 000 briefcase

Zimbabwe suffered an economic collapse under the reign of former head of state Robert Mugabe, and although President Mnangagwa is hard at work to restore the financial state of the country, it s going to take some time.

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However, despite his good intentions, Mnangagwa has come under fire recently after he was pictured with an expensive Louis Vuitton briefcase.

Briefly.co.za gathered the briefcase he was seen sporting would set a person back $8600, which totals an estimated of over R105 000.

The photo went viral, and Zimbabweans were quick to react to Mnangagwa’s expensive luxuries.

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“Mnangagwa’s briefcase is worth $8 600. While the majority are surviving on less than a $1 a day‚ this is a clear case of a life of extravagance and greediness. Zanu doesn’t care about the poor‚” tweeted @maDube–.

However, a lot of Zimbabweans came to their head of state’s defence.

“Being a president does not mean you now have to suppress your tastes. That bag was not bought by tax payers' money, so even if it costs $100 000, it's none of your business.”, Tafara Shumba commented.
Another tweep added, “This is something I don't understand. Did he divert state money to buy the briefcase? Are we at a point where we limit people on what to buy with their money? Emmerson is a businessman and a multimillionaire. Did you know that Chamisa has the same as well including shoes?”.

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