Mnangagwa Mourns Mugabe Top Serving Ally
22 September 2021
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By A Correspondent-President Emmerson Mnangagwa has sent condolence message to the family of the country’s longest-serving civil servant Mariyawanda Nzuwah.

Dzuwa died in Harare yesterday.

He was the former Chairman of the Public Service Commission and served in government for more than 35 years.

In his condolence message, Mnangagwa said Nzuwah’s death was a blow to the Nation.

 As a committed cadre, he placed his professional skills and career at the disposal of the struggle and his country soon after the attainment of our Independence. Hence, together with the likes of fellow academic contemporaries in the mould of the late national heroes Dr Tichaona Jokonya, Dr Charles Utete, the current Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda, and many others, were reassigned from the University of Zimbabwe to throw their weight behind public service. That made them a rare crop of leaders in the civil service. The late Dr Nzuwah will be remembered in the annuls of our Bureaucracy as the first indigenous person to Chair the Public Service Commission making him a longest-serving member or the Commission to date. He distinguished himself by ably superintending over the transformation of our Civil Service from a colonial bureaucracy serving minority interests to placing it at the service of the majority of our people in a post-Independent Zimbabwe. 

On behalf of the eating Party, ZANU-PF, Government, my family, and on my own behalf, I express deep sorrow and grief to the Nzuwah family, especially to Mrs Nzuwah and the children who have lost a devoted husband, loving father and guardian. May they take comfort from the knowledge that the Nation joins them in mourning his loss.

May his soul rest in eternal peace. 

E.D Mnangagwa PRESIDENT 21/09/21