New Mugabemobile arrives

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s ruling elite’s cavalcade now comprises 19 luxury armour-plated vehicles bought recently at a cost of £5,2 million (ZD1,5 trillion).
Mugabe’s latest indulgence, a custom-built Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullmann, arrived in Zimbabwe from Germany via Sout

h Africa. The other vehicles are S320 models.
A German company, Cloer, armour-plated the vehicle to the highest possible specifications, a B7 Dragunov standard. The floor, roof, windows and petrol tank
have been specially reinforced, as they are the most vulnerable parts of the vehicle.
It weights 3.850kg – more than double the weight of an ordinary car.
The Mugabemobile’s consumption is an un-eco-friendly 200km to the tank, which means he will have to take along a petrol tanker if he wants to travel further than Kwe Kwe. At between 35 and 40 litre/100km, the car’s fuel consumption is twice that of a loaded, large 4×4 vehicle.
Depending on Mugabe’s specifications, his car may have anything from a DVD and CD player, Internet access and telephone to special, heated (or ventilated) leather seats and walnut finishes.
The tyres on the vehicle can travel a further 50km after being punctured by
bullets. The driver can address people outside the vehicle without opening a window.
Apparently the vehicles were ordered before the European Union instituted sanctions, prohibiting this sort of trade, against Mugabe and his cabinet earlier this year.
When Mugabe’s car was delivered last week, it was reportedly taken immediately to the nearest garage to check for listening devices.

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