Review & Mail writer
Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has hailed the late Johannes Tomana as a dedicated servant of the people whose work ethic is an example that all public officials must emulate.
Tomana – who passed away recently – was the ambassador to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at the time of his death.
He was declared a national hero by President Mnangagwa.
“His passing on leaves a void in our nation, as he was a distinguished public servant who dedicated his life to serving the nation in the justice and diplomatic spheres,” Chiwenga said, in his condolence message.
“His unwavering commitment to strengthen our legal system and his efforts in advancing Zimbabwe’s interests on the international stage, will be remembered and cherished for generations to come,” Chiwenga added.
He described Tomana’s death as a huge loss to the country.
“His passing on, is, therefore, an irreplaceable loss to our nation and those who had the privilege of working alongside him.”
Chiwenga hailed Tomana for managing to build strong relationships for the country during his work as an ambassador.
“May the family find solace and strength in the fact that the ambassador fought a good fight in the service of this nation, hence has finished his race.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you, during this period of mourning,” Chiwenga said.