Statement on the death of the Spanish Ambassador to Zimbabwe

The MDC has learnt with great shock and despair of the passing away of the Spanish Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Her Excellency Pilar Fuertes Ferragut.

Ambassador Ferragut who was on holiday in Namibia died in car accident on Monday. The MDC family fondly remembers the ambassador for her ability to mingle and interact with people at all levels of society.

The ambassador has been described within the MDC as a friend of the people of Zimbabwe irrespective of race, colour, tribe or political party one belonged to. She understood who Zimbabweans were as a people.

The ambassador took time to acquaint herself with the country as well as the people of Zimbabwe in order for her to relate on a meaningful level with them.

She represented her country Spain with distinction and acquitted herself well in the execution of her duties.

Ambassador Ferragut was supportive of Zimbabwean arts and culture as well as humanitarian projects.

The ambassador was accredited to Zimbabwe in March 2009 and was ambassador to Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. A book of condolences has been opened and will remain open until 4pm today and will be open again on Wednesday, Thursday as well as Tuesday next week from 8am-4pm at No. 16 Philips Avenue, Belgravia in Harare.

MDC President, Hon Morgan Tsvangirai is expected to sign the book of condolences at the Spanish Embassy at 1400 hours today. Ambassador Ferragut will be sorely missed by the MDC in particular and no doubt, the people who at one time or another had occasion to interact with her.

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