Cde Simon Khaya Moyo
The President Cde Emerson Mnangagwa has sent a message of condolences to the Moyo Family following the passing of ZANU PF National Spokesperson Cde Simon Khaya Moyo this Sunday.
In a condolence statement on behalf of the government and the entire nation, President Mnangagwa said the nation has lost a true son of the soil whose dedication to the country stands unmatched.
“On behalf of the party ZANU PF, Government, our entire nation, and indeed on my own behalf, I wish to express my deepest condolences to the Moyo Family an in particular, to Mama Moyo and the children on their saddest loss. May they all find comfort in the great honour and regard which or nation held him. He was and remains our Hero and true Son of the Soil,” he said.
President Mnangagwa also spoke highly of the late’s resourcefulness and high intellect which contributed immensely to his versatility.
“Cde SK ,as we affectionately called him, distinguished himself as a true patriot, freedom fighter and a resourceful, versatile cadre beyond the onerous and risky chores of the struggle which he embraced with selfless courage. Moyo put all his skills, intellect and Pan African outlook to the national cause, both before and after our independence. It was a rare gift of high intellect which enabled his various deployments and service in numerous capacities, including in the Civil Service,|” he added.
Ambassador Moyo once served as a Minister of Government in charge of key portfolios such as Transport and Information and as Ambassador to South Africa.
In nationalist politics and structures he rose steadily through the ranks of the then ZAPU,and later the 1987 Unity Accord, of united ZANU-PF until he was appointed Secretary for Information and Publicity in the Politburo.