Mugabe's Large Entourage On Foreign Trips A Concern

“I cannot stop him from taking huge delegations when he travels,” he told Radio VOP responding to a question in Harare. “However this will have to stop because we as leaders are now talking about accountability in Zimbabwe.”

The Prime Minister had been asked how he felt about the 80 officials who flew to New York in the United States of America with President Mugabe last week to the United Nations (UN).

“He (Mugabe) usually travels with between 50 and 60 people,” Tsvangirai said. “The others (officials) could have been ministers dealing with issues relating to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at the UN meeting. We do not discuss how many people travel with him because he does and travels with whomever he wants.”

Tsvangirai said the three principals did not discuss delegations and he too could take whomever he wanted when he travels.

He however said huge delegations were not good for the country right now because it did not have any money in its coffers.