Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) spokesperson Colonel Overson Mugwisi has died due to COVID-19 complications.
A family member of the Mugwisi family, who preferred anonymity, revealed that the Colonel died in the early hours of Friday.
Mugwisi reportedly died at an army hospital at the Josiah Magama Tongogara Barracks, formerly KGV1 Barracks in Harare.
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He had been rushed to the facility last night after the family failed to have him admitted at both private and public hospitals. The family member said:
He has not been well for some time now but his condition deteriorated severely last night.
His close family went from one hospital after another trying to get him admitted without success.
They finally took him to a military hospital at KGV1. Unfortunately, he passed on in the morning.
Colonel Mugwisi’s death comes two days after former Air Force of Zimbabwe commander Perrance Shiri died of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus.