The President of Zimbabwe His Excellency Emmerson Mnangagwa has sent condolences following the untimely passing of Dr Mariyawanda Nzuwah.
Nzuwah died at the age of 68.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he was a “rare crop of leader in the public service” as he announced his death on Tuesday morning.
Nzuwah headed the PSC, then known as the Civil Service Commission, from 1992 until his retirement in 2018. He succeeded Malcolm Thompson.
“An eminent academic, Dr Nzuwah’s early scholarly works were in nationalist research in support of the liberation struggle,” Mnangagwa said in a statement.
“As a committed cadre, he placed his professional skills and career at the disposal of the struggle and his country soon after the attainment of independence,” he added.
“The late Dr Nzuwah will be remembered in the annuals of our Bureaucracy as the first indigenous person to Chair the Public Service Commission making him a longest-serving member of the Commission to date,” he added.