President mourns Bishop Siyachitema and Mr Mutengezanwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has mourned the late Bishop Jonathan Siyachitema of the Anglican Church and Mr Nesbert Mutengezanwa, leader of the United African National Council (UANC), which is a member of the Political Actors Dialogue.

“I received with deep grief news of the passing on of two of our elders, one an outstanding church bishop, another a political leader and member of the Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD). We have lost Bishop Jonathan Siyachitema of the Anglican Church, and Mr Nesbert Mutengezanwa, Leader of the United African National Council (UANC),” said the President in a statement.

He described the two as outstanding in their individual rights, men who gave counsel to the country’s leadership, to the communities they served, and at a personal level, to their respective families.

“Sadly, all that wisdom is now gone, and our Nation is all the poorer for it.”

“On behalf of the ruling Party, Zanu PF, Government, and indeed on my behalf, I wish to express my most sincere condolences, foremost to the families of the dear departed, and then to the respective institutions they led, namely, the Anglican Church Community and the UANC Political Party, on these their saddest losses. They are our losses together,” he added.

President Mnangagwa said the two will be granted a State-Assisted Funeral in the light of their outstanding contributions to society.