Zimbabwe’s foreign Affairs and International trade minister Sibusiso Moyo (pictured) has died from Covid-19, officials in Harare have said.
Moyo, who was also known as “SB”, prominence in 2017 as the military general who announced the coup against then-President Robert Mugabe on television.
The late minister, who served as Mugabe’s Major-General, became the face of the coup when he announced the military had placed Mugabe under house arrest as armoured vehicles rolled into the capital, Harare.
He was appointed Zimbabwe’s top diplomat after President Emmerson Mnangagwa took power with military backing.
He “succumbed to COVID-19 at a local hospital” on Wednesday, Mnangagwa’s spokesman, George Charamba, said in a statement.–Staff Writer