After contracting COVID-19, Zimbabwe’s Foreign Minister dies

HARARE (Reuters) – The foreign minister of Zimbabwe, Sibusiso Moyo,
died on Wednesday after getting COVID-19, Presidential Spokesman George Charamba said.

Moyo, a retired army general who announced the military coup that led to the November 2017 overthrow of long-serving late leader Robert Mugabe. Moyo died early on Wednesday at a local hospital, Charamba said.

“The nation will be kept updated of further developments regarding this early passing of the late minister, himself a revered soldier and freedom fighter,” Charamba said.

Moyo was one of the generals who were rewarded with senior positions in the cabinet of President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the ruling ZANU-PF party after helping to plan the coup.

Last July, another cabinet member, retired General and Minister of Agriculture Perrance Shiri, died of the virus.

A increase in COVID-19 infections has occurred in Zimbabwe, with more than half of the 28,675 total cases and 825 deaths reported since New Year’s Day.

Source: Yahoo News

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