BY Abigirl Tembo
The late former President of Ghana, Flight Lieutenant Retired Jerry John Rawlings has been described as a great Pan-Africanist, who fought hard for the emancipation of Africans.
Vice President, Cde Kembo Mohadi this Thursday wrote his condolence message in the late former President of Ghana, Flight Lieutenant Retired Jerry Rawlings’ book of condolences at the Ghanaian embassy where he described the former leader as a great statesman.
“He was a friend of Zimbabwe and an inspiration to young republics like us so we have lost a pan Africanist, a statesman par excellence, Africa has lost one of its illustrious sons and we are very saddened by his death. We are mourning with the people of Ghana, all the Pan Africanists and the entire world.”
The Ghanaian Charge d’ Affairs, Mrs Alberta Dzitorwo Quartey said the late former President contributed immensely in the transition of nationalism in Ghana.
“The late president was a nationalist in Ghana until his death he is a person who was well-loved. He brought the tenets of modern democracy. He left a legacy that we are proud of he was an illustrious son of the soil.”
Former President Rawlings who died last week at the age of 73, was twice-elected president and dominated the country’s political life for two decades in the 1980s and 90s.