Spanish Embassy cancels cultural programmes

The Spanish Embassy has cancelled all its cultural programmes following the death of its ambassador to Zimbabwe,Pilar Fuertes Ferragut in a car accident last Monday while on holiday in Namibia.

The announcement was made by the embassy in a statement seculated via the electronic mail to stakeholders who had been invited to the cultural programmes.

"Due to the sudden and tragic passing away of H.E. Pilar Fuertes Ferragut, Ambassador of Spain, please be advised that all cultural activities of the Embassy of Spain have been cancelled until further notice," reads one of the e-mail.

In another e-mail, mourners were informed to visit the embassy and sign their condolences messages in a Book of Condolences which ends today.

".A Book of Condolences is open from today till Thursday this week and Tuesday April 10th from 8 AM to 4 PM at the Embassy (16, Phillips Avenue in Belgravia)," reads the other e-mail.

The embassy has been spearheading several cultural exchange programmes in the country.

The events cancelled include the reading of the Young Women's Open Forumand "The Trek and other stories," written by Lawrence Hoba as part of their Second Edition of the Book Club, which were supposed to have been held on April 3 and 4 respectively.

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