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ZANU PF Spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo Has Died

ZANU PF Spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo Has Died

ZANU PF Politburo member and Secretary for Information, Simon Khaya Moyo has died.

The former Information Minister and ambassador died on Sunday afternoon aged 76.

Zanu-PF Secretary for Administration Dr. Obert Mpofu confirmed the death. He said Cde Khaya Moyo died this afternoon at Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo where he was admitted.

Said Mpofu:

"Yes, I can confirm that he has passed on. I have just received the information. He died about 30 minutes ago. Get in touch with Dr (David) Parirenyatwa he also got that message while I was talking to him. He is in Bulawayo, he could be the appropriate person to talk to"

Cause of death

Khaya Moyo, according to a close family member, succumbed to an undisclosed long-term illness.

Simon Khaya brief biography

He was born on the 1st of October 1945. He was enrolled at Fletcher Secondary School up to 1965. Moyo was married to Sibonokhuhle and the couple divorced in 2013 with Moyo accusing his wife of infidelity. They have two sons Khanyisa and Mandlenkosi. He then married a Bulawayo businesswoman Margaret Mhambi in 2013.

Political History

Khaya-Moyo joined the nationalist movement in 1968 as a member of the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU)

He received military training in Russia and Cuba and he attended the Malt, Geneva and Lancaster Conference which resulted in the Lancaster House Agreement together with Joshua Nkomo.

After 1980, he became an assistant secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs and in 1983, he was appointed to be an undersecretary in the Ministry of Justice. In 1989, he was elected to be a member of the ZANU PF's Central Committee.

In March 1990, he became the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bulilima Mangwe South constituency. Two years later, he became the Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce. In September 1994, he was appointed to be the Deputy Secretary for Administration in ZANU PF. Between July 1997 and July 2000, Khaya-Moyo was the Deputy Secretary for Legal Affairs in ZANU PF.

In 2007 he was appointed Zimbabwe's ambassador to South Africa, a post he held until 2011.

He was in 2013 tipped to assume the role of the second Vice-President after the death of John Nkomo in that year. Phelekezela Mphoko however was later appointed Vice President in December 2014.

Role in 2017 Coup

On 6 November 2017, Khaya Moyo announced the dismissal of then Vice President, Emmerson Mnangagwa from his post as well as from Zanu-PF. Moyo famously said that Mnangagwa had displayed "traits of disloyalty".

2 weeks later, on 21 November, immediately after Mugabe's forced resignation in a coup led by then military General Chiwenga, Khaya Moyo announced Mnangagwa's return saying "Mnangagwa... will come back in the next 24 hours or so and he will be the one who will be sworn in to be (interim) president for 90 days," 

Health

In September 2021, Obert Mpofu announced that Dr Mike Bimha had been appointed acting Secretary for Information and Publicity with immediate effect in Moyo's absence.


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46 Comments

Lupin 6 months ago

Rest in peace cde Khaya.The only person to be aligned with RG n Mnangagwa when the 2 were at each other's throat.Hahaha still searching kuti makazvigona sei


Boss 6 months ago

Haa kana neni akandishamisa mdara uyu

Ntaba 6 months ago

Rest in peace Khaya,so sad hey


Passion Java 6 months ago

Hausi kuda


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Thando 6 months ago

Pliz guys wobani lobuntu ukufa akuhlekwa no matter what .


Elyse 6 months ago

Taura hako, we need to have humanity in us.

Gogodera 6 months ago

Go well comrade may soul rest in peace


Elyse 6 months ago

Rest in power cde

Millipede 6 months ago

Sorry zvako SK Moyo. Gone too soon !! My hearty condolences Cdes. Till we meet SK Moyo


magobido 6 months ago

Amama uyo ngavafe vese mukomana apinde hake zvknk zvivanhu zvine utsinye matuzvi evanhu


Tupac shakur 6 months ago

Politicians are hypocrites..
Ladies and Gees lets give this comrade a moment of laughter..
Its pay back time nigga.


Elyse 6 months ago

Pamuchafawo ndopamuchaona kuti , chinonzi rufu hachizi jee

Sponono 6 months ago

Mame mame Gore rino pakudonha vakawnda

Soso 6 months ago

Rest in power mukuru


ngwene 6 months ago

U can't be evil to rejoice kuti varikuoera 1 by 1.....aiziva kuti Tsvangirai achafa ndiani....munhu akafa panongopinda mumwe


Sponono 6 months ago

Aya angovawo mafungiro enyu boss. Otherwise deep down tikufara tose. Infact pachafa uyo ndineka feeling ndimi munenge murichi loudspeaker

J 6 months ago

Inna lilahi wa innaa ilayhi rajioon


Kule 6 months ago

RIP Mdara. This man was good while he was in Zapu. Paangozoinda kuZanupee-efu kwa kunoitwa chikorobho.


Corona Extra 6 months ago

You are an idiot. There is no such thing as a good politician. He was a bad guy. He participated im murder. Killed many people. Hell yeah. He died. What goes arpund comes around. Bitch ass nigga

Chahototo 6 months ago

Rest in power khaya moyo.god is for us all


Jeko¥ 6 months ago

R I P khaya.. monondimoreserawo sekuru vanku Bob mungovaudzawo kutii kuno kwakuitwa zvema jabs taparara nemishonga yatisingazive kutii inorapei nyika yaparara


chiwenga 6 months ago

iyi ipena kwasara kunzwa kuti hureeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


Beasty boy 6 months ago

Madara asiya amamira nyika..
Ini andidi ne Rest in peace yangu
enda usadzoke !!


Mukomana 6 months ago

True. He sabotaged the economy by backing the likes of ED into power and that's the legacy he has left, we'll forget about him as soon as possible

Sponono 6 months ago

Mwari ngavachingotora uyooo uyooo ndiye matiraburu


Madala Banda 6 months ago

Rest in power but dai makasimbisa Zapu mdara manje iii makada Zanu kusvika murufu


Miles 6 months ago

It's really hard to believe that he's no more, may his soul rest in peace!


jombo 6 months ago

Famba zvakanaka mwana wevhu....tichatevera


Mr Bush 6 months ago

So sad RIP ok go well mdara


Chief Nqumbi 6 months ago

Aenda hake Mdara uyo asi mmm anga aneta kushandiswa. Ndiye wekunyora tsamba yekudzinga ED basa,kwaakunyora futi yekudzingwa kwavaMugabe basa. He was a political chameleon 🤦🤦
Zorora hako Mdara


Anesu 6 months ago

Kkkk akashandiswa shuwa mmm

Bright 6 months ago

Chokwadi vaimushandisa

Tiguh 6 months ago

Haaaaaaa shame


Dikaz 6 months ago

R.l.P cde.. I worked with him for long time he was a very nice guy...


Dikaz 6 months ago

Satan baba vaunoti ndevakoo havasirivoo vakoo, bvunzaa amai vakoo zvakanaka... Nekutauraa kuti uri mwana wehure

Satan 6 months ago

Dai newe ukateverawo.... Mbavha dzezanu pf..

Satan 6 months ago

One gone.. More to goo...ngaende mudhara uyu... PAsi nemhandu... Dai akaenda Ku hell..... Pasi ne zanu pf.. They all gona die.


Frisco 6 months ago

Shame, so sad Rest in peace mwana wevhu😩😭


Bright 6 months ago

So sad rest in peace


Bright 6 months ago

So sad rip


Nono 6 months ago

Rest in peace Moyo

ED 6 months ago

Gone too soon cde


Soul jah love 6 months ago

Ahhh ta tese mdara,ko masiira ani chigaro?
Ya guys Mwari musamuderere,ngatipatanei sema Zimbo tovaka nyika,kuvaka nyika kuwirirana..kuma election tisamamisane,kanu ku rigger.
Munofa chete ,chero mukarambira muzvigaro.
Mamaisa MDC A supporters saka vodii pakadaro,,vofara kana muchifa
Machinja ngationei ma fire imoji
Ma hooter ,ma hooter
One down ehe
Huhahaha


Rasta 6 months ago

That is the way we all go muchinja or zanu pf nguva ndeya mwari

Jetro jons 6 months ago

Vairwara hre avo


TT 6 months ago

Eye cancer mkuru


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