President Mnangagwa mourns senior civil servant Mrs Anne Knuth

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has described the late, Mrs Anne Annastasia Knuth, nee Chakanetsa, who died yesterday morning, as a seasoned journalist by profession and pioneer civil servant.

In his condolence message, President Mnangwagwa said he was pained to learn that she succumbed to complications arising from her battle with breast cancer at her home surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

“Her death highlights the ever growing rate of incidences of breast cancer among our women population in Zimbabwe which we must address seriously in order to avoid further loss of life to this silent killer disease,” said the President.

Mrs Knuth began her career in the Civil Service as a Senior Information Officer in the then Ministry of Information, Posts and Telecommunications in the early 80s.

Due to her demonstrable professional skills and qualifications, she was recruited with others like her into the civil service.