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E29M SADC SUMMIT MOTOR BIKES, CARS LYING IDLE

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MBABANE – Having bought 14 luxurious BMW 740i sedans and 80 motorbikes, which cost the taxpayer about E29 million and used for two days, they will now lie idle.


These cars and motorbikes were specifically bought to be utilised during the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit held last year. The summit was hosted by the country because the chairman was His Majesty the King, who has since handed over the chairmanship to South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma.

As the King has relinquished his position as the SADC chairman, government is undecided what do with the cars. The Times SUNDAY established that the cost of the motorbikes was over E8 million and they were bought from a Matsapha-based company, that trades as Extreme Trading.


They are branded Honda NC 750X, procured through tender No. 69 of 2016/17. The motorcycles were procured to be used by police officers who provided security during the 36th Ordinary Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Summit of Heads of State and Governments.


They are presently parked at the Matsapha Police College. Yassin Morris, the owner of the company that supplied the bikes, confirmed that they were in the custody of government. The hosting of the SADC summit by the country also forced the country, through government, to purchase 14 luxurious BMW 740i sedans at a cost of over E21 million.


These sedans are also parked, while government contemplates whether to sell them or keep them for future use.






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