Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has sent his condolence message to President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the Zimbabwean nation at large following the death of former President Robert Mugabe.
In his message issued from China, where he is receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment, VP Chiwenga said:
It is with a deep sense of sorrow and shock that I learnt of the untimely passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President Cde RG Mugabe, on 6 September 2019.
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Cde Mugabe was the liberator of Zimbabwe, who upon taking the reins of leadership of Zanu in 1977, led the prosecution of the liberation struggle with distinction until the attainment of national independence in 1980.
He will remain our founding father and iconic leader of African emancipation.
He leaves behind a legacy of a country with respect for constitutionalism, whereupon elections are held as prescribed in the Constitution and the highest literacy rate in Africa.
At the risk of his own life and position, Cde Mugabe courageously empowered the nation, through the land reform programme. . .
As I extend my condolences from China, my heartfelt sympathies are with his beloved family, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Cde E.D Mnangagwa and the nation at large. May his dear soul rest in eternal peace.