The late retired Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) Commander, and Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement, Air Chief Marshal Perrance Shiri, died of COVID-19, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has revealed.
President Mnangagwa said this while addressing mourners at the late Minister’ s Borrowdale home in Harare this Thursday. He said:
Now that it is confirmed that Minister Shiri died of COVID-19, we will follow World Health Organisation regulations on how the funeral should proceed.
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Minister Shiri died early yesterday at the age of 65. He has since been declared a national hero.
He will be buried on Friday, 31 July 2020 in line with WHO guidelines.