DIPLOMAT Constance Chemwayi has bade farewell to President Mnangagwa at State House this Wednesday before her departure for Kuala Lumpur tomorrow following her appointment as Ambassador-Designate to Malaysia and five other neighbouring countries.
Chemwayi will be representing the country in Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand.
She has 32 years of experience in foreign service having served in South Africa and France. Chemwayi was first posted to Pretoria, South Africa, as First Secretary/Counsellor and as Minister Counsellor to Paris, France.
She rose through the ranks from administrative officer to director, a position she holds till her appointment to the Ambassadorial post.
She joined Zimbabwe’s Foreign Services in 1991 after graduating from the University of Zimbabwe.
Recently, she served as the Foreign Affairs and International Trade ministry spokesperson. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, she has worked in various positions on bilateral as well as multilateral desks such as protocol and consular, information, human resources, policy research, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation.
Briefing the media after meeting the President Ambassador-Designate Chemwari spoke on the country’s major foreign policy thrust.
She is married to John Chemwayi and they have a daughter, Tinotenda.