By Toneo Rutsito
Microsoft Founder, the world`s famous and second richest person on planet earth, William Henry (Bill) Gates touched down in Harare on Tuesday aboard a private jet, reports confirms.
It is not yet clear whether the technology mogul is here on a technological trip, other business or just touring around but reports state that they touched down on Buffalo Range Airport near Masvingo and proceeded to Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve.
It has been said the family is staying at the exclusive Singita Pamushana Lodge where a five-bedroom luxury private boarding costs US$5,785 per night.
Bill Gates harbors interests in Zimbabwe. Last year, via their foundation Melinda – a world-famous philanthropist – availed a US$5 million fund through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for developmental projects in Harare.
The fund is expected to see the construction of houses for low-income earners and less-privileged members of society in Dzivaresekwa township.
Part of the funds will be used to improve waste management in the capital.
The team also held discussions with Harare Mayor Mr Muchadeyi Masunda on yet to be disclosed business.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates once visited India where he walked through dusty pavements to reach Guleria village in Aulali, May 12, 2010. Bill Gates visited India to carry out Melinda Gates Foundation’s plan to adopt local Gularia village of Bihal.
Bill Gates once had the world`s richest title from 1995 to 2009 when he only slipped off after some serious philanthropic injections and taking the world malaria and Polio programme to Africa . The world’s first potential malaria vaccine disappointed when it proved only 30 percent effective in African babies in a crucial immunization trial.