Ambassador Mandigora Described as a Dedicated and Dependable Diplomat
The acting President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Dr Constantino Chiwenga has described Ambassador Thomas Mandigora as one of the most dedicated and dependable diplomats.
In his condolence message, the Acting President said the death of Ambassador Mandigora is a great loss not only to the family but also to the nation.
“We will remain indebted to him for his immense selfless contribution to the development of our great nation.
“To the bereaved family, I wish to convey my heartfelt condolences on this sad loss. The nation shares your loss and it is my hope that you will find solace and comfort in the exemplary life that he lived.”
“His passing on at a time when Zimbabwe is pursuing engagement and re-engagement as directed by His Excellency President Emmerson Mnangagwa leaves, not only his family but the nation all the poorer as he was one of our senior diplomats who were providing the much-needed mentorship and guidance to the new crop of diplomats,” he said.
He said Ambassador Mandigora was a fine gentleman and a selfless cadre who gave his life to the service and well-being of our country.
Ambassador Mandigora died at his home from the effects of a stroke on May 20.
He joined the liberation struggle at the tender age of 21 years in 1976 and underwent military training in Mozambique.
Due to his commitment, he was assigned to the ZANU public relations department and rose to become head of Publications.
Ambassador Mandigora undertook diplomatic assignments and after the liberation struggle, he joined Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation where he worked in different capacities from 1980 until 1986 where he became Director of News and Current Affairs.