Statement by Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Senator Hon Penny Wong on the appointment of Minoli Perera as Australia’s next Ambassador to Zimbabwe. Reads the statement:
20 December 2022
Today I announce the appointment of Ms. Minoli Perera as Australia’s next Ambassador to Zimbabwe.
Ms. Perera will also be accredited to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, Malawi and Zambia.
Australia is a longstanding friend of the people of Zimbabwe, and we look forward to building on the warm people-to-people and community connections between our countries.
We recognise the importance of Zimbabwe’s reform agenda to advancing the country’s development, international engagement and new trade and investment opportunities.
Australia will further strengthen engagement with Zimbabwe and countries of non-resident accreditation on key issues of shared interest, including climate change, sustainable development and gender equality.
Ms Perera is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade serving as Chief Security Officer, and most recently as First Assistant Secretary, Executive Division.
She has previously served overseas in Beijing, Port Moresby, New York, Buenos Aires and Tel Aviv.
I thank outgoing Ambassador Brontë Moules for her contributions to advancing Australia’s interests in Zimbabwe since 2018.
In other news – Dr Malinga is excited to have been honoured
Dr Malinga – is excited to have been honoured. He was honoured during the Tshwane All Benefit
Concert, which they later renamed Tshwane All White Dr Malinga Benefit Concert. The concert was held at Mzansi Resort, formerly known as Morula Sun in Mabopane, Tshwane, on Saturday, 16 December.
Dr Malinga, whose real name is Goodwill Malinga, said he’ll continue doing the good work, blessing and
entertaining people with music. He said he has been in the music industry for more than 10 years. It’s an honour to be pointed out in my kasi of Tshwane. It’s rare to be honoured in your Kasi. Learn More