MP pays tribute to minister SB Moyo


HARARE - Gokwe-Nembudziya Member of Parliament (MP) Justice Mayor Wadyajena has paid a moving tribute to Foreign Affairs and International Trade minister — Sibusiso Busi (SB) Moyo — who is currently recovering after undergoing surgery for a yet-to-be disclosed kidney ailment.

Moyo missed the on-going United Nations General Assembly meeting in the United States, where Zimbabwe is represented by President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

The retired lieutenant general became an instant celebrity when he announced live on State television last November’s military intervention which led to the popular ouster of long-ruling leader, Robert Mugabe.

This saw the affable and articulate former senior military officer earning the moniker “General Bae” among his admirers.

Yesterday, the youthful Wadyajena used micro blogging site twitter to pay tribute to one of Mnangagwa’s highly-regarded ministers whom he said was sorely missed as he recuperated from his ailment.

“Sending prayers to Gen @MinisterSBMoyo. One of the sharpest minds we have & best Foreign minister to ever represent us.

“In Nembudziya this year I saw that he works with laser focus and is truly principled.

“He has no time for gossip & dubious intel from shady Cdes! Good morning Zimbabwe,” Wadyajena wrote on twitter.

Moyo was a guest of honour at Wadyajena’s rally in Nembudziya in the run up to the July 30 harmonised national elections.

The Foreign Affairs minister was taken ill last week at Avenues Clinic with a kidney complaint although other sources told the Daily News that Moyo — who apparently had been on dialysis for some time — had undergone emergency surgery which was likely to keep him at the Avenues Clinic for at least a week.

The deputy minister of Information Energy Mutodi later confirmed to the Daily News that Moyo was admitted at the hospital — adding that he was “recovering well from a minor illness.”

It was not clear whether Moyo had gone through a transplant, with insiders at Avenues Clinic saying the hospital had both the skills and the capacity to carry out such procedures.

Moyo, who retired from the military following his appointment as a minister by Mnangagwa, in the aftermath of last November’s military intervention, was born at Mnene Mission Hospital, in Mberengwa, in 1960.

He joined the liberation struggle as a teenager in 1977 — abandoning his Form 3 studies at the time.

Moyo announced on live television on November 15 last year the military’s intervention in the governance of the country.

The curtain later fell on Mugabe on November 21, when the nonagenarian resigned from his office moments after Parliament had started damaging proceedings to impeach him.

Comments (5)

Wishing you a complete and speedy recovery. Thank you for choosing our health care system.

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Robert Jassy - 27 September 2018

Quick recovery General, beware of your political friends. Your deputy describes your emergency surgery as a minor illness.That seem to suggest they view you as a minor a light-weight in zanupf circles. If it was one the heavy weights in similar circumstances a plane was going to be charted to RSA where there is advanced medical services. Being a soldier made of sterner stuff i am sure it was your decision to be treated locally kudos to that.

Sinyo - 27 September 2018

So SB Moyo must be in his mid 50s and he is supposed to be a war vet? Then we are in trouble as a nation. All these dubious refugees claiming to be war vets will still be there in the next twenty years demanding all sorts of recognition.

The Political Analyst - 2 October 2018

Moyo is a war veteran proper he is 58yrs old. I was with him at Kohima with Col Tshipa (Nyampngidza), emmanuel Matatu and others.

gunpoint - 13 October 2018

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