His Excellency President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa has passed his condolences following the death of former Agriculture Minister, Mr Dennis Norman. He died two weeks ago in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.
“On behalf of the Nation of Zimbabwe which he loyally served,its Government of which he was a part for so long, and on my own behalf, I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to the Norman family on their saddest loss. May they derive comfort from the deep respect and regard which our Nation continues to give him.”
Mr Dennis Norman was a long-time leader in the Agriculture sector before Independence in 1980, he was among a handful of white leaders who offered to serve under a black majority Government at Independence. He worked hard towards a unified , non-racial agricultural sector where farmers related to each other and collaborated on grounds of their calling , and not along the racial divide of colonial times.
This was a bold gesture which ended racial polarization and laid a lasting basis for racial amity and peace in the country.