AS IT HAPPENED: Zim renames Harare airport to RG Mugabe International airport

2017-11-09 11:24

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is officiating at the ceremony to rename the Harare International airport to Robert Mugabe International airport, Follow the live updates.

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The Herald says multitudes are already gathered at the airport for the official name change ceremony.

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The state-owned Herald newspaper reported on Wednesday that the upgrade of the international airport was scheduled to commence following the conclusion of negotiations of a $153 million loan from China.

The loan facility would be availed by the Vhina EximBank, the report said. 

 

09 Nov 11:24

Zimbabwe's Harare International Airport is on Thursday set to be renamed after the southern African country's long-time president Robert Mugabe.

The airport joins other facilities named after Mugabe, including the government's school of intelligence, a main street in the capital Harare and a highway to his rural home.

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