President Emmerson Mnangagwa has sent a message of condolences to the Mothobi family following the death of Ambassador Buzwani Donald Mothobi.
Ambassador Mothobi who died on Wednesday was the former Zimbabwean ambassador to Japan and Kenya.
In a statement, President Mnangagwa said:
“On behalf of the party, Zanu PF, government and on my own behalf, I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to the Mothobi family over this sad loss.”
The President said he remains fully cognisant and deeply grateful for the great service Ambassador Mothobi rendered to the country.
He said Ambassador Mothobi excelled in his duties as a pioneer senior civil servant soon after independence in 1980.
He headed the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Labour Manpower Planning and Social Welfare and the Ministry of National Supplies before joining the foreign service.
After leaving the foreign service, Ambassador Mothobi continued to serve the country in various capacities, most notably by serving on several boards which included the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (2002-2004), State Procurement Board (2006-2015), University of Zimbabwe (2012-2015) and Procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (2018).