Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has apologised to Zambia for any offence he may have caused when commenting on Zambian Airways recently.
During a stopover in Lusaka on his way to Kigali, Tito Mboweni commented on Zambian Airways:
“I recall the days when this airport was populated by the Zambia Airways fleet. There is none now. Zambia Airways does not exist any more. Reality check. But I am on Rwanda Air. A small African country doing big things.”
While South Africans are used to Mboweni's comments in favour of his beloved region, like when he commented on a messy Mzansi street in comparison to Kigali's reportedly spotless example, it seems that our Zambian counterparts are less forgiving.
IOL reports that the Zambian Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethopia released a statement, angrily informing the public that Mboweni had been enlightened as to the strides Lusaka had been making in the aviation sector.
Top Zambian officials pointed out that the nation had invested over R13 billion in critical advancements to national airports in Ndola, Livingstone and even Lusaka.
Many Zambians seem to have agreed with Mboweni, saying that his comments had some truth to them, while others pointed the minister to South Africa's problems, advising him to turn his attention back home.
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