In his message, President Mugabe said he learnt with sadness the death of Professor Mukonoweshuro.
Professor Mukonoweshuro who was the Minister of Public Service in the inclusive government, died yesterday morning in South Africa.
President Mugabe said Professor Mukonoweshuro has been unwell for some time, with his condition deteriorating in the last few weeks.
He also said he has granted a state-assisted funeral a modest gesture to a man who served his country well both as an academic and as a minister.
Cde Mugabe also said the state will assume full responsibility for the repatriation of Professor Mukonoweshuroâ€™s body.
In a related development, President Mugabe has sent a message of condolence to the Zanu-PF Politburo member, Cde Abednico Ncube following the death of his wife Cde Tracy Ncube.
In his message, Cde Mugabe said the sad departure of Cde Ncubeâ€™s wife creates a huge gap in the life of not only Cde Ncube himself but also the lives of the children who now have to face the future without their loving mother.
On behalf of the party, Zanu-PF, his wife, Cde Mugabe consoled the Ncube family on the sad loss adding that they all stand with them on this hour of grief and bereavement.