Fact Check: Imported Bugatti went to Zambia not Ghana

Fact Check: Imported Bugatti went to Zambia not Ghana

It has emerged that the Bugatti which went viral earlier in the week was shipped to Zambia, rather than Ghana.

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One of the most trending news this week centred on a Bugatti which arrived from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Photos which went viral on social media showed the expensive vehicle being offloaded from an Emirates fight.

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However, reports quickly spread in some local portals that the said Bugatti had been imported into Ghana.

While this caught the attention of many Ghanaians, it has now emerged that the car was rather imported into Zambia.

The BBC reports that the car was imported into the Southern-Central African country on Monday.

This got a lot of Zambians talking about the Bugatti, with reports suggesting it is the first ever of its brand in the country.

Although the owner of the Bugatti is not known, it was identified as a Veyron and estimated to cost between $2m-$3m (£1.5m-£2.3m).

Following its arrival at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, some Zambians took photos of the super car when it was being driven through the capital, Lusaka.

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Meanwhile, tax authorities in Zambia have confirmed that all taxes relating to the clearance of the vehicle have been paid.

Spokesperson for the Zambia Revenue Authority, Topsy Sikalinda, however, said the identity of the owner will not be disclosed.

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The only thing we can confirm is that taxes were paid. The other details we can't give out because we need to respect the tax payer's confidentiality as guided by the law and our values,” he told the BBC.

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