Zimbabwe's Foreign Minister and former army major general Dr. Sibusiso Busi Moyo, has died.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa made the announcement in his Twitter account, Wedneday.
The message read as follows: "It is with a heavy heart that I announce that Foreign Minister Dr SB Moyo has died. Zimbabwe has lost a devoted public servant and a true hero, and I have lost a friend. He fought his entire life so that Zimbabwe could be free. May he rest in peace."
In his tweet, President Mnangagwa did not mention the cause of death.
However, a statement issued by George Charamba, Acting Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, confirmed that Moyo died from COVID-19.
"The Late Minister succumbed to COVID-19 at a local hospital."
The statement further said details of Moyo's untimely demise would be communicated to the nation in due course.