Zimbabwe’s Foreign Minister Dies 24hrs After Testing Positive For COVID-19

Zimbabwe’s foreign affairs minister Sibusiso Moyo on Wednesday died a day after testing positive to COVID-19, acting chief secretary to the president and cabinet George Charamba said in a statement.

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A close family member of Moyo also confirmed the death to Xinhua.

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“It’s true my brother. He tested positive yesterday,“ the family member said.

He becomes the third government minister to succumb to COVID-19 since the pandemic hit the country in March 2020.

The retired army Lt.-Gen. was the face of the military operation that ousted former President Robert Mugabe in Nov. 2019 and went on to be part of current President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration. 

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