Source: VP Chiwenga mourns SK Moyo | The Herald
Mukudzei Chingwere Herald Reporter
Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care Dr Constantino Chiwenga has joined President Mnangagwa in mourning the late national hero Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo.
Cde Khaya Moyo (76) succumbed to cancer on Sunday at a Bulawayo hospital after a long battle with the disease.
VP Chiwenga said, “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.”
He said Ambassador Khaya Moyo was a veteran politician and the party’s spokesperson as well as a politburo member, was a humble and dedicated cadre of the armed struggle, who also served the country wholeheartedly, in various capacities.
“The late Ambassador belonged to a pioneering generation of freedom fighters, who started as activists in the youth wing of the nationalist movement, in the then Rhodesia.
“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,” said VP Chiwenga chronicling the history of the late.
“After independence, Ambassador Khaya 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.”
VP Chiwenga said the country has lost a doughty fighter and solid veteran of our liberation struggle.
“I wish to express my deepest, most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Moyo family, especially to his grieving wife, children, the ruling party ZANU PF and the nation at large.
“May they derive solace from the fact that we join them in mourning this illustrious son of the soil, who was one of us and indeed, a determined liberator of his people and nation. May his dear soul rest in eternal peace.”
VP Chiwenga mourns SK Moyo
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