President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa has sent condolence message following a fatal crash of an Air Force of Zimbabwe trainer aircraft.
The accident happened near Gweru and claimed the lives of Group Captain Ben Munyanduki and Wing Commander Daniel Manyenga on 3 Feb 2023.
In his condolence message, President Mnangagwa said the AFZ had been robbed of two experienced and dedicated officers.
“The death of two senior officer pilots in a fatal air crash in the Midlands on 3 February 2023, was a heart-wrenching tragedy which robbed our Air Force of Zimbabwe of two of its most experienced cadres whose dedication and loyalty to their country was beyond debate.
“The late Group Captain Ben Munyanduki and Wing Commander Daniel Manyenga ranked among the best in the Air Force of Zimbabwe, and leave behind an indelible career as trainers in the force.
“I am deeply saddened that such promising officers whose prospects in AFZ were great, have had their lives cut in this sudden, very violent and unexpected way, all in the course of duty.”