The death of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister, Sibusiso (SB) Moyo, has reportedly sent shock waves to many including President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Vice President Constantino Chiwenga.
Security sources who spoke to The News Hawks said Moyo’s death has far-reaching political and health implications. Said the source:
SB (Moyo)’s death has sent shock waves across his family and the political landscape, especially among the power elites. There is panic in Moyo’s family and in the corridors of power.
For the family, the fear is of infections and the impact of that. For Chiwenga, Moyo was a friend and close ally. But beyond that the two also met in Victoria Falls during the festive holidays. So there is a personal risk involved and a political risk too. This is critical.
For Mnangagwa, it’s personal and political too. He liked Moyo a lot for his discipline and courage, and there was mutual respect, but in reality the minister was a Chiwenga ally. Mnangagwa is shaken that his ministers are dying. Covid-19 has struck on his doorstep at home and work, just like in Chiwenga’s case, as he has lost friends and relatives.
Chiwenga was in Victoria Falls during the festive period, with a group of 15 family members and friends. Moyo was also there with his family, including his wife. Rugeje was also there. There were many VIPs in town. Hotels were full, restaurants and the rainforest buzzing with a hive of activity. These VIPs couldn’t travel out of the country due to Covid-19, so they swarmed local tourist destinations.
The source said Moyo, Chiwenga and Rugeje had meetings which will have a bearing on how political events will unfold going forward.
The source also said Moyo was a soldier to the core and was of the view that the politicians were messing up again; as did Mugabe and his regime. Added the source:
He wasn’t happy. As a result, Moyo was going to be key to the resolution of the current problem.
This comes amid reports that there are two factions within the ruling ZANU PF, one led by Mnangagwa and another by Chiwenga.