SB Moyo Dies From Covid-19

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Zimbabwe’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Sibusiso Busi (SB) Moyo is reported to have died from Covid-19 related complications. Retired Lieutenant General Moyo was 61.

Moyo who was the husband of Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission (ZACC) chair Justice Loice Matanda Moyo and has been fighting a kidney ailment for some time is reported to have contracted Covid-19 two days ago by government sources.

The late Minister SB Moyo is famous for announcing the November 2017 military intervention which ultimately resulted in the removal of the late President Robert Gabriel Mugabe after 37 years at the helm of the country.

The Minister has not been feeling well for the better part of the last two years and would sometimes go for months without making a public appearance due to frequent hospitalisation.

In November 2019, he was admitted in a hospital in South Africa for what was described as a ‘complicated operation.’

This came after the Minister spent around four months the preceding year without making a public appearance after being admitted at a South African hospital. The Minister had been initially admitted at the Avenues Clinic in September 2018, in what had been announced as a minor illness.

However, from then on, the situation escalated and he never made any public appearances and was reported to have gone to South Africa for treatment.


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