James Jonga granted a state assisted funeral

By ZBC Reporter
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has paid his condolences to the Jonga family, following the death of Cde James Kenneth Jonga, who was the Permanent Secretary in Charge of the District Development Fund in the Office of the President and Cabinet.
In a statement, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who granted a state assisted funeral to the late Cde Jonga, described him as a diligent and competent senior civil servant who was a key player in rural infrastructural development programmes.
“The death of Cde James Jonga after a short illness was a tragic development indeed. He was the cutting edge of our rural infrastructure programme on which our rural transformation strategy revolved. From building Bridges and improving our rural feeder roads to sinking boreholes in historically neglected parts of our country. CDE Jonga led from the field, always ensuring set projects were completed on time. My last encounter with him was in Chesa where I commissioned a key bridge which DDF he led, had completed, thus ensuring access to a key medical facility in the area,” read part of the statement.
Brother to the late, Mr Cuthbert Chakanetsa expressed gratitude to President Mnangagwa and the government of Zimbabwe for the gesture.
“Many thanks to the president and his government for honouring my brother with funeral assistance. It shows that indeed he was a great asset to the nation,” said Chakanetsa.
Cde Jonga’s death comes barely a week after that of his sister, Mrs Anne Knuth who succumbed to cancer.