By ZBC Reporter
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has sent a message of condolences to the Kahari family, following the death of Professor George Kahari on Friday.
In statement, the President said Professor Kahari’s death adds to the pain and suffering the nation is going through after losing many Zimbabweans to Covid-19, particularly this month.
He said the nation has lost one of its pioneering crop of intellectuals to join national politics from formative days of the struggle for freedom.
The President added that Professor Kahari was held in high esteem for his scholarly achievements as an authority in the field of languages, literature, arts and cultural heritage.
President Mnangagwa said Professor Kahari served the country faithfully in various capacities, including as the country’s ambassador to Germany, Italy and Czechoslovakia.
Professor Kahari was also at the helm of the board in charge of the Zimbabwe National Gallery.