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22 Nov, 2021 - 10:11 0 Views

The Herald

1055: The body of Cde SK Moyo is now being taken to its final resting place. That concludes our updates.

1052: The President concludes his speech by urging people to continue complying with Covid-19 regulations during the coming festive season. He urged those not yet vaccinated to get vaccinated as the country has got adequate stocks of vaccines.

The President has handed over the National flag to the late Ambassador SK Moyo’s wife.

1049: President Mnangagwa has urged farmers to work hard so that the country can achieve a bumper harvest.

1047: President Mnangagwa says that the late hero continued serving the nation in the Second Republic where he was appointed as the spokesperson of the ruling party.

1046: The late liberation stalwart also served as a diplomat.

“In January 2001, Cde SK Moyo was appointed High Commissioner to the Republic of South Africa, the Kingdom of Lesotho as well as Mauritius where he was accredited as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary,” says the President.

1041: The President said that after independence, the late Cde Moyo held various positions in Government.

“In 1989, Cde Moyo became the first Head of Corporate Affairs of the Development Trust of Zimbabwe (DTZ).”

1037: The President has chronicled Cde SK Moyo’s role in the liberation struggle noting his role in international conferences such as the Geneva conference and Lancaster House conference which led to the independence of the country in 1980.

1031: President Mnangagwa says that the nation has lost a true patriot and astute nationalist who exhibited love towards his party and nation. The President also paid tribute to the late liberation hero for his role in the country’s development and re-engagement drive.

1030: “The late national exhibited love…SK was patient and kind. He was not proud and did not dishonour others.”

1027: The President says that the late hero will go down in history as a dedicated and committed cadre who played a pivotal role in the liberation of the country.

1020: The President is now on the podium. He starts his speech by saying that Cde SK Moyo was a diplomat par excellence who dedicated his entire life to serve the nation.

1019: The Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage has invited President Mnangagwa to address the mourners.

0955: VP Constantino Chiwenga, Zanu-PF Vice President Kembo Mohadi, senior government officials and party supporters are present.

President Mnangagwa arrives

0953: President Mnangagwa has now arrived at the National Shrine to preside over the burial of the national hero.

The body of Cde SK Moyo arrives at the national shrine

0940: We are at the National Heroes Acre for the burial of Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo.

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