President mourns Brig-Gen Satuku and Chief Tshovani

by | Jul 21, 2021 | Local News | 0 comments

Alex Ndhlovu

President Mnangagwa has mourned the late Chief Tshovani and Retired Brigadier General Fidelis Satuku.

The Paramount Chief Tshovani died from Covid-19 related complications, while (Rtd) Brigadier General Fidelis Satuku succumbed to a kidney ailment.

President Mnangagwa described Chief Tshovani as a champion of rural development.

“The late Chief Tshovani worked closely with Government in Conceiving plans for the development of Chiredzi after years of colonial neglect and marginalisation. In him, Government had an honest advocate of broad-based community empowerment through agrarian transformation and mechanisation.
Today people of Chiredzi are all poorer without their Paramount Chief who was father figure to all,” President Mnangagwa said.

President Mnangagwa directed that Chief Tshovani be accorded a state assisted funeral.

In a separate condolence note, President Mnangagwa described Brigadier General Satuku as a gallant fighter who sacrificed his life for the liberation of the country.

“A wartime freedom, the late Brigadier-General Satuku whose Chimurenga name was George Mackenzie, distinguished himself as a fighter for freedom and justice in settler colonial Rhodesia until our Independence. Thereafter he attested into the Zimbabwe National Army as a young officer, participating in many of its regional peace-making operations in countries such as Mozambique and Democratic Republic of Congo. He continued to serve on a few more international missions until his retirement from active service,” said President Mnangagwa.

Zimbabwe, has in recent days, lost a number of high-ranking citizens who were committed to national development.