Former Muzvezve Member of Parliament and ZANU PF Central Committee member Peter Haritatos has died. He was 77.
Haritatos, who is the father to Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Resettlement Deputy Minister Vangelis Haritatos, succumbed to COVID-19-related complications at St Annes Hospital in Harare on Saturday.
ZANU PF Mashonaland West chairperson, who is also Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Ziyambi Ziyambi, confirmed the development to The Sunday Mail on Saturday evening. Said Ziyambi:
Hailing from Kadoma, where he ran a successful bakery business, he started politics well before independence, being jailed for his support for the struggle.
He used to tell us how he was denied a place at Jameson High for his secondary education and had to attend school at Rimuka High as he was not considered white by the British colonialists. He was of Greek origin. We have lost a loyal ZANU PF cadre who will be profoundly missed.
Norton legislator (independent) Temba Mliswa has sent condolences to the Haritatos family. He said:
Saddened by the news that Peter Haritatos has passed away. Popularly known as Baba George, he was a great man and leader. My dearest condolences to his wife Mai George, Dep Minister of Agriculture Vangelis Haritatos & all the family. May his soul rest in peace.
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