President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera says he is saddened by the death of former Japan Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, who was shot dead on Friday.
A statement from State House says President Chakwera and the First Lady are deeply saddened by the unfortunate event.
“The First Lady and I are deeply saddened by the passing of the Former Japanese Prime Minister.”
The statement futher says the Japan has lost a statesman and patriot.
“The country of Japan has lost a Statesman and patriot whose life is a great symbol to the world of what it means to serve one’s country with honour.”
President Chakwera added that Abe’s life will be best remembered by his dedication to serving his country.
“From the time he was elected to the House of representatives in 1993, Mr. Shinzo Abe committed his life to serving the people of Japan with dedication in various portifolios as Cabinet Chief Secretary, President of the Liberal Democratic Party and Prime Minister, making him the longest-serving Prime Minister,” reads the statement.
Abe succumbed to gun wound on Friday after being shot while campaigning for a parliamentary election.
He served two separate terms as the Japanese Prime Minister from 2006 to 2007 and 2012 to 2020 making him the longest Prime Minister in the Japanese history.