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Zanu PF Spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo 76 Has Died

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15 Nov, 2021 | Posted By:

Zanu PF Spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo 76 Has Died

Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo (76), the man who infamously announced the firing of both the then Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the late President Robert Mugabe within weeks of each other from Zanu PF, has died.

Moyo, who had been battling cancer for some time, was in September replaced with Dr Mike Bimha as acting Secretary for Information and Publicity.

A family member confirmed the death of the former Information Minister and ambassador this Sunday afternoon at Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo.

“He has breathed his last following a long illness. The man has rested,” the family source said

 

Moyo, founding nationalist leader Joshua Nkomo’s right hand man, was the Ambassador of Zimbabwe to South Africa from 2007 to 2011. He was appointed as Media, Information and Broadcasting Services Minister in October 2017, taking over from Christopher Mushohwe.

 

Zanu- PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo has died.

Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo (76), the man who infamously announced the firing of both the then Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the late President Robert Mugabe within weeks of each other from Zanu PF, has died.

Moyo, who had been battling cancer for some time, was in September replaced with Dr Mike Bimha as acting Secretary for Information and Publicity.

 

A family member confirmed the death of the former Information Minister and ambassador this Sunday afternoon at Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo.

“He has breathed his last following a long illness. The man has rested,” the family source said

 

Moyo, founding nationalist leader Joshua Nkomo’s right hand man, was the Ambassador of Zimbabwe to South Africa from 2007 to 2011. He was appointed as Media, Information and Broadcasting Services Minister in October 2017, taking over from Christopher Mushohwe.

 

Zanu- PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo has died.

He was 76.

Cde Khaya Moyo died this afternoon at Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo.

Cde Moyo, who has been unwell for sometime was in September replaced by Cde Mike Bimha who is now Zanu PF acting spokesperson.

 

Cde Khaya-Moyo joined the nationalist movement in 1968 as a member of the Zimbabwe African People’s Union (ZAPU).

He left the country in 1968 heading to Zambia. Whilst in Zambia, senior officials of ZAPU agreed to send Khaya-Moyo to school. He was enrolled at the University of Zambia and in 1969 he graduated with a diploma in Social Sciences.

He received military training in Russia and Cuba and he attended the Malt, Geneva and Lancaster Conference which resulted in the Lancaster House Agreement together with Joshua Nkomo.

After 1980, he became an assistant secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs and in 1983, he was appointed to be an undersecretary in the Ministry of Justice. In 1989, he was elected to be a member of the ZANU PF’s Central Committee.

He was 76.

Cde Khaya Moyo died this afternoon at Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo.

Cde Moyo, who has been unwell for sometime was in September replaced by Cde Mike Bimha who is now Zanu PF acting spokesperson.

 

Cde Khaya-Moyo joined the nationalist movement in 1968 as a member of the Zimbabwe African People’s Union (ZAPU).

He left the country in 1968 heading to Zambia. Whilst in Zambia, senior officials of ZAPU agreed to send Khaya-Moyo to school. He was enrolled at the University of Zambia and in 1969 he graduated with a diploma in Social Sciences.

He received military training in Russia and Cuba and he attended the Malt, Geneva and Lancaster Conference which resulted in the Lancaster House Agreement together with Joshua Nkomo.

After 1980, he became an assistant secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs and in 1983, he was appointed to be an undersecretary in the Ministry of Justice. In 1989, he was elected to be a member of the ZANU PF’s Central Committee.


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