Emmerson Mnangagwa has mourned the death of Sister Janice McLaughlin a devote Catholic who fought for human freedom.
She died at the age of 77.
In a press statement Mnangwagwa said the news about the death of Janice came as a great shock to him.
Sister Janice was deported from the then Rhodesia for opposing racial colonial occupation and injustices.
Mnangagwa said: “Her leadership in both secular and spiritual realms will be sorely missed”.
Sister Janice McLaughlin was part of the Maryknoll Sisters who partnered the African Forum for Catholic Social Teaching on issues such as human trafficking, migration, and women empowerment projects in communities.
Sister McLaughlin was originally from the United States but worked in Africa from 1970 in countries such as Mozambique.