The Chinese Embassy in Zimbabwe has issued a statement mourning the death of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister, Retired Lieutenant General Sibusiso Busi Moyo. The statement reads:
The Chinese Embassy in Zimbabwe is deeply saddened by the passing of Hon. Lt. Gen (RTD) Dr S.B. Moyo. Dr Moyo has been a dear friend to China and a strong supporter of the deep friendship between China and Zimbabwe.
His outstanding contribution to the excellent relations between the two countries will be forever remembered.
In this sorrowful time, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and to the government and people of Zimbabwe.
May our condolences bring you peace during this painful time.
China continues to stand strong with Zimbabwe to overcome the pandemic and all the challenges that may come our way in the years to come.
Moyo became famous for his “things have reached another level” phrase while announcing the military coup that overthrew the late Robert Mugabe in November 2017.
Moyo succumbed to COVID-19 in Harare on Wednesday morning.