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First Zina president Clarah Nondo dies

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THE first president of the Zimbabwe Nurses Associatio­n (Zina) Clara Nondo, has died.

She was 81.

She died at the Avenues Clinic in Harare.

Zina president Enoch Dongo confirmed Nondo’s death last night. She had reportedly suffered three strokes before her death.

A midwife by profession, she was Zina president for nine years before she retired from the profession.

She was appointed Public Service Commission (PSC) commission­er by the late former President Robert Mugabe, where she served under Mariyawand­a Nzuwah.

Nondo was then retired by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in October 2018, when a new crop of PSC commission­ers headed by technocrat Vincent Hungwe was appointed.

“We are saddened and devastated,” Dongo said.

“She was a role model. She worked tirelessly to establish the nurses’ council and to have nursing recognised as a profession. She was a midwife and educator.”

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