Zimbabwean coup leader dies

Harare – Zimbabwe’s minister of foreign affairs, Sibusiso Moyo died from Covid19 this morning, presidential spokesperson, George Charamba has confirmed.

Source: Zimbabwean coup leader dies – The Zimbabwean

Zimbabwe’s Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Sibusiso Moyo at the SADC Council of Ministers in Pretoria. Picture: Jonisayi Maromo/ANA

Moyo becomes the third Zimbabwean minister to succumb to the surging virus. Perrance Shiri, who was the minister of agriculture died last year from Covid-19. The minister for Manicaland province, Ellen Gwaradzimba died from the disease at the weekend.

Moyo first came to prominence in November 2017 when he appeared in camouflage fatigues on national television to announce the coup that toppled long-term president, Robert Mugabe.

He was married to high court judge, Loice Matanda-Moyo who chairs the anti-corruption body, ZACC.

Moyo was born in 1960 in Mberengwa, In Zimbabwe’s midlands.


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    Ndebele 1 year ago

    To use the words of coup plotters – “Covid is now starting to protect us from criminals?”