2 jets used for Zuma's trip to US

2012-01-19 08:19
Cape Town - When President Jacob Zuma recently flew to the US on his presidential jet, there was second plane following closely behind.

According to Eyewitness News, this second plane was chartered to shadow the Inkwazi (the name of Zuma’s Boeing jet).

The ministry of defence confirmed that the Bombardier Global Express ZS-AMP had flown behind the president’s plane due to safety concerns, as Zuma’s jet had just undergone a major service.

It was the same plane that recently made headlines over safety concerns, after it was used as a VIP plane by government officials.

A defence ministry spokesperson said the second plane landed in the Canary Islands and didn’t continue to the US, although it was reportedly spotted in US airspace.

Both planes flew back to South Africa on Friday night but landed at different airports within minutes of each other.

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