Agric Minister Air Chief Marshall Shiri dies

By ZBC Reporter
The Minister of Lands, Agriculture & Rural Resettlement Air Chief Marshall (RTD) Perence Shiri has died.Deputy agriculture minister Honourable Vangelis Haritatos confirmed the development on his social media pages Wednesday morning.
“I received a call in the early hours of this morning with shocking news. It is with a heavy heart that I learnt of the passing on of Air Chief Marshall (RTD) P. Shiri,” read the statement on his social media page.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa also confirmed the death of the decorated cadre in a statement on social media.
“I am deeply saddened to inform the Nation of the death of the Minister of Agriculture, Air Chief Marshall (rtd) Perrance Shiri, a long time friend and colleague.”
President Mnangagwa described the late minister as a true patriot.
“Cde Shiri was a true patriot, who devoted his life to the liberation, independence and service of his country.”
Deputy minister Haritatos also described the now late minister as a hard-working dedicated patriot.
“I have worked with Cde Shiri for almost two years now as his deputy Minister. He was an extremely hard worker, dedicated to our Nation, a patriot, and a nationalist. I will truly miss him and promise to continue with his vision of making Zimbabwe the breadbasket of Africa once again.”

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