Election of Chief Charumbira an honour to Zimbabwe: President Mnangagwa

By ZBC Reporter

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has congratulated President of the Chief’s Council, Chief Fortune Charumbira after his historic election as the first ever Southern African President of the Pan African Parliament (PAP.

The President has also cheered the Zimbabwe Moot Team for making the nation proud in Europe.

In his congratulatory letter to  the new Pap President, the  President said Chief Charumbira’s  victory is a gesture of honour and a vote of confidence by Africa, to Zimbabwe and the entire Southern African region.

President Mnangagwa noted that Chief Charumbira’s landslide victory is a clear indication of the strong support he enjoys from Africa’s five regions.

“Your election to the top legislative arm of the African continent is more than a personal triumph; it is a great honour and a vote of confidence by Africa to our nation and the region at large,” he said.

He added that the whole nation rejoices in his triumph confidently knowing that Chief Charumbira will acquit himself well during his tenure as PAP president.

The President also praised Chief Charumbira’s personal credentials and vast leadership skills which made his candidacy and ascendency to the top Legislative arm of the continent possible.

Still in celebratory mood, President Mnangagwa has congratulated the Zimbabwe Moot Team after they were crowned European champions when they beat Netherlands in the finals on Sunday.

In his congratulatory message, President Mnangagwa praised the team for making the country proud.

Team Zimbabwe was made up of students from Dominican Convent, Peterhouse, Midlands Christian College and Arundel.

Meanwhile, President Mnangagwa has sent a message of condolence to the Mtetwa family  following the death of Ambassador Andrew Hama Mtetwa on Sunday.

In his condolence message, President Mnangagwa described Ambassador Mtetwa as an eminent scholar and historian who belonged to the pioneering crop of black Zimbabweans who joined the civil service soon after independence.

 He said Ambassador Mtetwa played a critical role in shaping the country’s foreign policy and will be remembered for his hard work as one of the longest career Diplomats.

Meanwhile President Mnangagwa has granted the late Ambassador Mtetwa a State Sssisted Funeral in recognition of his long, outstanding and loyal service to the nation.