Simon Khaya Moyo is dead, aged 76 – cause of death

The Makerere-trained Simon Khaya Moyo, who has died aged 76, served his apprenticeship as a young political secretary to the great liberator Joshua Nkomo during the armed struggle. He would later assume various posts, including cabinet minister, diplomat and ZanuPF chairperson.

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu PF spokesman and veteran politician Simon Khaya Moyo, who was founding nationalist leader Joshua Nkomo’s right hand man, former minister as well as an ex-ambassador, has died, a senior Zanu PF official has confirmed.

We sadly announce that our Secrerary for Information and publicity Cde Simon Khaya Moyo has died. He was 76. Cde Khaya Moyo died this afternoon at Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo.

Cde Simon Khaya Moyo, member of the Politburo of ZANU-PF and party spokesman, has passed away at the age of 76. Dr. Obert Mbov, the administrative secretary of Zanu-PF, confirmed the death. He said that Cde Khaya Moyo passed away this afternoon at the Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo, where he was hospitalized. “Yes, I can confirm that he has passed away. I just received the message.

He passed away about 30 minutes ago. Contacted Dr. (David) Parirenyatwa and he also received this message when I was talking to him. He is in Bulawayo, he may be a suitable conversation partner,” Cde Mpofu said. Cde Khaya-Moyo, a professional diplomat, served as the country’s ambassador to South Africa from 2007 to 2011. He also held several ministerial positions in his political career.

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