Zimbabwe's main airport operating without radar, says lawmaker

Zimbabwe's main airport operating without radar, says lawmaker

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2021-12-03 06:00:00 PM

Zimbabwe 's main airport operating without radar, says lawmaker

Planes are landing at Zimbabwe 's main international airport without any radar systems to guide air traffic control lers, a lawmaker said.

Zimbabwe's main international airport in Harare was renamed after Zimbabwean President Robert Gabriel Mugabe.AFP/Jekesai NjikizanaHARARE - Planes are landing at Zimbabwe's main international airport without any radar systems to guide air traffic controllers, a lawmaker said in a video released on Friday.

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"We cannot continue to operate without a proper radar system. It is very dangerous in terms of security," said Oscar Gorerino, head of Parliament's budget committee, during a session recorded on Thursday.Zimbabwe has already contracted with China Harbour Equipment Company to upgrade the radar at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport in Harare.

The Export-Import Bank of China loaned Zimbabwe $153-million to upgrade the airport, including the radar system, the committee heard.But the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) said it only has $1.5-million in its coffers.The new radar would cost $3.4-million, the committee said. headtopics.com

The hearing did not discuss what happened to the rest of the loan or indicate when the radar broke down."It is very dangerous to have a non-functional radar system for a nation," Gorerino said."Why is it taking too long to be upgraded?"

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Totungamirirwa nemweya waNehanda Yah We use holy spirit wangu So how is it that biggest airlines are landing there....? As long dzichimhara chete Just follow the white lines No radar... Just vibes😂... nickmangwana please shed light on this. Yor! Beitbridge it is until further notice Where is this country going honestly. NhamoIneNharo

Radars are used to detect and track aircraft, spacecraft it's impossible though

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We don't fly or land by sight, but by faith. Anyone can bring his plane now, we can't detect them. By faith we will believe you are not there Zimbabwe is just a comedy 🤣😃🤣 the country is fucked up!!! Just vibes over here It’s a matter of time for the biggest disaster to happen We operate by sight not by radar

😂 all passengers to Zim must bring parachutes That's very true. Instead of providing facilities for the airport , the edmnangagwa led coup government built a Mbuya Nehanda doll for USD$ 1 million peterndoro Changosara kunzi tizaaai muno Commercial airliners have their own radars. Next is the Chinese have taken over

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Dai Zimbabwe yambovharwa weduwe Willzimba basa re radar harizikanwe mucomment section umu So they are just flying as the spirit leads. How’s that even possible Pilots are just guessing 🤣 😂😂 I wanna go here... AFRICA HAS ALWAYS BEEN GROUNDBREAKING, THEY SHOULD BE STUDYING THIS.... PERIOD!!! this place is a joke

No worries, it's a temporary thing...for now, they are just having fun, trying to experience how pilots used to take off, and land so successfully before radars were invented. Corruption corruption corruption!!!

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nomsa_maseko 🙆🏾‍♂️ So what is the problem? They use procedural control. Bit slow but very safe. Another poor article designed to create fear and panic. The eNCA norm. Do your research before you write such rubbish. Idiots. Oh wait that's the norm at eNCA Smuggling is the reason here they need to fly in and out without being detected tts all

🤣🤣🤣fembera fembera munashe14 Don't panic they know what they're doing, analog radar Most people cross at the borders I doubt anyone flies there so people get there by miracles😛 its gone full african The whole country appears to be operating without any foresight at all

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YOLO How do planes land? 🤔this sounds scary. How is that possible though? Corruption at its best .i think there are using their eye 2022FK kiramjoho Shamwari welcome to Zimbabwe Is Bob chowing Chinese money from the grave? Where has the loan gone?

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