Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has expressed his condolences over the death of the ZANU PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo who succumbed to cancer on Sunday.
Chiwenga, who is also the Minister of Health and Child Care, described the late Moyo as a veteran freedom fighter who was humble, dedicated and one who served the country wholeheartedly. Said Chiwenga:
I was devastated to learn of the death of Cde Simon Khaya Moyo, one of our veteran freedom fighters in the armed struggle for National Independence.
Cde Moyo (76), passed away on 14 November 2021, at Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo, after battling cancer for a long time.
Ambassador Khaya Moyo was a veteran politician, the Party’s spokesperson and member of the Politburo.
He was a humble and dedicated cadre of the armed struggle, who also served the country wholeheartedly, in various capacities.
Chiwenga said the late SK Moyo belonged to a pioneering generation of freedom fighters, who started as activists in the Youth Wing of the Nationalist Movement, in the then Rhodesia. He said:
The veteran politician joined the liberation struggle in Zambia, at a tender age. He was then sent to Makerere University to further his studies.
Upon return, he was appointed Political Secretary to the then President of ZAPU, Cde J. M. N. Nkomo.
The late Cde Moyo served as Special Assistant to the President of ZAPU, for a very long time.
Moyo died at Mater Dei hospital in Bulawayo on Sunday afternoon after a long illness.
During his long political career, Moyo held several key appointments, among them diplomat, Cabinet Minister and Senator.
At the time of his death, he was the Senator for Bulilima and Mangwe constituencies.
Moyo has since been declared a national hero.