President Emmerson Mnangagwa was sent a condolence message to the Munatsi family following the death of ZIDA CEO, Douglas Munatsi whom he said died in “unclear circumstances.” Munatsi died in a house fire on Monday morning. We present Mnangagwa’s condolence message:
CONDOLENCE MESSAGE BY HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT, DR E. D. MNANGAGWA, FOLLOWING THE PASSING ON OF DOUGLAS MUNATSI, Harare, 29th November 2021.
The death early this morning of our inaugural Chief Executive officer of the Zimbabwe Investment Development Authority (ZIDA) in unclear circumstances came to me as a great shock. A leading banker, visionary business leader and an outstanding farmer, the late Douglas Munatsi had become our point-man in operationalising our Nation’s One-Stop Investment Project for improving the investment climate and ease-of-doing-business for our country. Through his knowledge and under his versatile direction, Zimbabwe was able to make an impression globally in a short space of time, registering positive ratings in the eyes of the global investor community. Before, and again only last week, he led in efforts to showcase our country in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and at the African Continental Free Trade Area Fair in Durban. South Africa respectively.
We have lost a creative business leader and a great patriot, making our Nation all the poorer for it.
On behalf of Government and on my own behalf, I wish to console the Munatsi Family, especially Amai Munatsi and the children who now have to face the world without a husband and loving, father respectively. As we await completion of Police investigations into this fatal fire incident, may they continue to find comfort and solace in the visible footprints the late departed made in serving his country.
May his dear soul rest in eternal peace.