President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said that he was shocked to learn of the death of the Head of Cabinet Secretariat in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC), Mr Francis Sonny Mapingire.
Mapingire succumbed to cancer of the colon at a private hospital in Harare on Christmas Day. He was 57.
In a speech read on his behalf by Deputy Chief Secretary for Administration and Finance in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Mr Martin Rushwaya during a funeral service held at ZAOGA Braeside Christian Centre International, President Mnangagwa said:
It was with great sense of shock and sadness that I learnt yesterday of the untimely death of Head of Cabinet Secretariat in the Office of the President and Cabinet Mr Francis Sonny Mapingire who succumbed to cancer of the colon at a private hospital in Harare on Christmas Day.
He described him as a dignified, humble and dedicated person, virtues which he said earned him respect from all in the cabinet.
The president also said that Mapingire left a gap that will be difficult to fill.
More: The Herald
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