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After "13 winters" of ups and downs, Zimbabwean Ambassador Florence Zano Chideya, the longest-serving head of a foreign diplomatic mission in Canada, has finally wrapped up her tour of duty in the country. “I've been here for 13 winters...I’ll miss the country. I think it’s been home. And when you are home, you are comfortable. And I’ve been comfortable,” she said during an interview at her Somerset Street embassy on June 22. Her office confirmed that she left the country

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Zimbabwe’s ambassador, diplomatic corps dean, leaves Canada after ’13 winters’

By Shruti Shekar      

Florence Zano Chideya, a political appointee, was asked to return by her government, after last November saw leader Robert Mugabe step down after 37 years.

Florence Zano Chideya left her post on July 10 after spending 13 years as Zimbabwe's ambassador to Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Shruti Shekar
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