Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Sibusiso Moyo (SB) has died.
The Acting Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Mr George Charamba confirmed the sad news, saying the Minister succumbed to covid-19 at a local hospital in Harare early this morning.
In a statement, Mr Charamba said, “His Excellency the President, Cde E.D. Mnangagwa, regrets to announce the passing on early this morning of Dr S.B. Moyo, our Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. The late Minister succumbed to Covid-19 at a local hospital.
“The nation will be kept apprised of further developments regarding this untimely demise of the late Minister, himself a decorated soldier and freedom fighter.”
Retired Lt. Col Moyo was born in Mberengwa and he joined the liberation struggle in the 1970s.
At independence, he was attested into the Zimbabwe National Army, rising through the ranks to become Major General.
He retired from the army and was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2017 under the Second Republic.
He will be remembered for steering the New Dispensation’s Engagement and Re-Engagement drive, meant to establish mutually-beneficial relation between Zimbabwe and former allies, as well as new ones.
Funeral and burial arrangements will be announced in due course.