‘I Have Lost A Friend’, ED Grieves Over SB Moyo’s Death

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says he has lost a friend following the death of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister, Retired Lieutenant General Sibusiso Moyo on Wednesday morning.

In a statement posted on his social media pages, President Mnangagwa said it was with a heavy heart that he was announcing Moyo’s death who he said had fought for Zimbabwe’s freedom his entire life. He said:

It is with a heavy heart that I announce Foreign Minister Dr SB Moyo has died.

Zimbabwe has lost a devoted public servant and a true hero, and I have lost a friend. He fought his entire life so that Zimbabwe could be free.

May he rest in peace.

Moyo, who became famous for announcing a military coup that toppled President Robert Mugabe in November 2017, had been battling a kidney ailment requiring regular dialysis died at a private hospital in Harare days after testing positive for COVID-19.

He became the third minister to die from the respiratory illness since July last year.

Lands and agriculture minister Perrance Shiri, a former Air Force of Zimbabwe commander who also became a minister following the coup, also died of COVID-19 in July 2020.

Ellen Gwaradzimba, who was the minister of provincial affairs for Manicaland succumbed to the respiratory disease last week.

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