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Mnangagwa mourns Zambia's Chilima

by Staff reporter
13 Jun 2024 at 06:48hrs | Views
President Mnangagwa expressed profound sadness at the death of Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima and nine others in a plane crash this week.

In his condolence message, President Mnangagwa praised Chilima as a Pan Africanist dedicated to African integration and strengthening bilateral relations between Malawi and Zimbabwe.

"It is with a profound sense of shock and sadness, that I received the devastating news on the fatal aircraft crash that claimed the lives of the Vice President of the Republic of Malawi, Honourable Saulos Klaus Chilima as well as the former First Lady of Malawi, Ms Shanil Muluzi nee Dzimiri, amongst other deceased Malawian patriots," he stated.

President Mnangagwa extended heartfelt condolences on behalf of the Zimbabwean government and its people to the Malawian government, its citizens, and the families of the deceased. He emphasized Chilima's significant contributions to promoting bilateral relations and continental integration.

The Malawian government has declared 21 days of mourning and will honor Dr. Chilima with a state funeral. Vice President Chilima, aged 51, had served as vice president since 2014.

Source - The Herald