Boeing 747-8 for South African President Jacob Zuma

Below is President Zuma, the current South Africa leader.

President Zuma, as the current leader of South Africa, has purchased the most expensive aircraft in the world for his own personal use and for those of his staff and underlings.

Welcome aboard his custom-built plane that makes Air Force One look like the Wright Brothers’ first effort. These extraordinary images show an enormous jumbo jet that has been converted into a luxury home for ZUMA. This aircraft comes complete with bedrooms, multiple lounges and an on board restaurant.

The custom-built Boeing 747 is believed to have cost South African taxpayers $400 million, making it one of the most expensive purchases of all time.

The jumbo jet would normally carry up to 600 passengers – but this version was built for just one man, although he will be able to fit dozens of guests.

The level of luxury is out of this world. The plane wouldn’t look out of place on Cribs and of course, cable television and high speed internet access are among the perks. No need to fight for sofa space either, since no fewer than 14 TVs are dotted about the vessel. More sleeping space is provided in the “aeroloft” on the top deck and include eight double beds for passengers who prefer to get some shut-eye on long flights. You know it’s good when your plane has a stateroom. Look out for this baby flying above you.

Does the United States of America provide aid to South Africa? Yup – over $571,000,000!
Does Canada provide aid to South Africa? Yup – over $120,000,000!

Enough to pay for this toy, with a little ($291,000.00) in change leftover. Isn’t it heartwarming to see how our “Foreign Aid” is benefiting the underprivileged of other countries.

A company called Greenpoint Technologies, a Boeing Business Jet completions center, created the following 747-8 VIP interior concept video. The pictures above don’t seem to be of a real plane at all. They come from a model concept of a luxury Boeing 747-8. However, the company did deliver one of these planes with a luxury interior to an unspecified client for 400 million.


Dorothy A. from Ontario, Canada

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