The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Honourable Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Dr. S.B. Moyo, the Deputy Minister, Honourable Dr. D. Musabayana; the Secretary, Ambassador J. Manzou and the entire staff in the Ministry, learnt with profound grief and sadness the passing on of Ambassador Florence L. Chitauro on 19 October 2020, at her home in Borrowdale Brooke.
The Ministry wishes to convey our deep and heartfelt condolences to His Excellency, Cde E.D. Mnangagwa, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces; the Chitauro Children and the entire Chitauro family on this very sad and unfortunate loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
Ambassador Chitauro will always be remembered for her contribution in Government and in particular her illustrious career in the Foreign Service, during which she served as Ambassador of Zimbabwe to Australia where she served with distinction during the most trying period of our history from 2001 to 2006.
She was a brilliant and dedicated diplomat who will forever be missed.
May the departed soul of Ambassador Chitauro rest in eternal peace.