Ray Bande in NYANGA
PRESIDENT Mnangagwa has congratulated the Sanyatwe family following the renewal of wedding vows by Lieutenant General (Rtd) Ambassador Anselem Sanyatwe and his wife Chido Machona-Sanyatwe at a colorful ceremony held at Regina Coeli Mission in Nyanga yesterday.
In a speech made on his behalf by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga during the Sanyatwes’ renewal of wedding vows, President Mnangagwa congratulated Lieutenant General (Rtd) Ambassador Sanyatwe and his wife for setting a good example not only for their family but the nation at large.
“The President really wanted to be here but due to pressing commitments, he could not and that is why he sent me to represent him and convey his message.
“He congratulates the Sanyatwe family as well as the Nyanga North family for this achievement. A wedding is a gift from God and we really need to applaud the effort made. It sets a very good example for the young, most of whom are now being wasted by drugs.
“We are grateful to the churches that raised these two (the Sanyatwes) and it is evident that when children are raised in church, they get the proper upbringing they need because they obtain good teachings from the church and the family as well. Our youths should emulate this. Let God bless this union,” he said.
In an interview on the sidelines of the wedding, Lieutenant General (Rtd) Ambassador Sanyatwe said: “We are really excited about this. We had our wedding years back in court but we have decided to do this before God. We are happy that we have managed to do this and I hope our youngsters have learnt a lesson or two from this.
“I attended school here, hence it feels good to be back here with my wife. Everyone in the family and colleagues are happy that we have done this. I urge people from different walks of life to emulate this,” He said.
The Minister of State for Manicaland Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Honourable Nokuthula Matsikenyere; Deputy Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Development, Honourable Mike Madiro and Nyanga North legislator, Honourable Supa Mandiwanzira, as well as other Government, Zanu PF and army officials also graced the event.