Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and the staff in the Ministry of Health and Child Care have celebrated the life of President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa on the occasion of his 79th birthday.
Chiwenga is also Minister of Health.
In a statement, Chiwenga described the President as a renowned patriot, selfless liberator and military strategist, who has devoted his entire life to the liberation of the people of Zimbabwe.
“In his journey through the most defining moments, Cde. Mnangagwa escaped the noose by a whisker and suffered a 10-year imprisonment in colonial Rhodesia. His sheer determination and resolve saw him re-joining other freedom fighters in Mozambique until in 1980 when the country gained its political independence,” Chiwenga said.
He also said President Mnangagwa personifies the entire nation’s fervent desire for the rapid development of Zimbabwe through his wise counsel, firm and astute leadership in steering Zimbabwe to an Empowered and Prosperous Upper Middle Income Society by 2030.
“We spare a moment to reflect and cherish the astute, selfless and visionary leadership he continues to exhibit towards improving the quality of life of our citizenry in all areas.
“May the good Lord continue to grant him more years of good health and wisdom as he navigates the terrain towards a prosperous nation without being distracted by negative forces and perceptions.”
Meanwhile, the Public Service Commission has congratulated the President, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa on his 79th birthday.
In a statement, the Chairperson of Service Commissions, Vincent Hungwe, Commissioners, the Secretary and Commissions Secretariat wished the President Good Health and Happiness.
Hungwe said as the Commission accelerates work culture change in the Public Service, it looks up to the President not only as an inspiration, but also as a legend and a role model through his ethical leadership. □