president and amai1.jpgThe Head of State and Government and Commander -in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces President Robert Mugabe has saluted the teaching fraternity for their continued commitment and dedication to duty and professionalism despite economic challenges.


President Mugabe was addressing students, teachers and Ministry of Education officials during a children’s party for the 30th independence celebrations at the City Sports Centre in Harare.


Cde Mugabe said the issue of raising teachers’ morale and how to retain them as well as to raise education standards is a constant concern to the cabinet.


The party whose participants were drawn from all the country’s provinces also included child parliamentarians and children of the first family and was hosted by the President and the First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe.

Meanwhile President Mugabe has left the country for Malawi where he will be among other Heads of State and Government who have been invited to attend the wedding between Malawi President Dr Bingu Wa Mutharika and Former Tourism Minister Callista Chapola-Chimombo.


The ceremony takes place today.

Dr Wa Mutharika and his fiancée will receive marriage sacrament from the Catholic Church at Civo Stadium.


The reception will be held at the official residence, new state house in Lilongwe.

The Malawi leader who is aged 76 lost his wife Ethel to cancer in 2007 and Chapola-Chimombo, herself a widow engaged on February 14 this year.


Meanwhile Vice President Joice Mujuru is the Acting President.