21 December 2012

Zimbabwe: Deputy Minister Moyo Dies

Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development deputy minister and MDC-T legislator for Nketa, in Bulawayo, Seiso Moyo, has died. Mr Moyo who was also the MDC-T's secretary for elections in the

national executive died a few minutes after being admitted to the Avenues Clinic in Harare yesterday morning.

MDC-T spokesperson Mr Douglas Mwonzora confirmed Deputy Minister Moyo's death and said it could have been caused by a suspected heart failure.

"This morning (yesterday) he phoned his colleagues in Government and was taken to the Avenues Clinic but did not last long. We suspect that he died of a heart problem or failure," he said.

Mr Mwonzora said as a party they were saddened by the loss of Moyo whom he described as level headed.

"At the time of his death he was preparing the party for primary elections and confirmations to start in January in preparation for the elections to be held next year," he said.

Mr Mwonzora said funeral arrangements would be announced in due course since his family was in Bulawayo.

Mr Moyo is survived by his wife Sinini and five children.

Mr Moyo was sworn in as deputy minister in October last year.

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