By ZBC Reporter
ZANU PF National Spokesperson Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo has been declared a National Hero.
The announcement was delivered by ZANU PF Secretary for Administration Dr Obert Mpofu this Monday morning to the Moyo family in Hillside, Bulawayo.
Family representative Ludo Khaya Moyo extended gratitude to the government for bestowing the national hero status on their relative.
Cde Khaya Moyo died on Sunday afternoon at Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo.
Cde Moyo, who had been unwell for sometime was in September replaced by Cde Mike Bimha who is now Zanu PF Acting Spokesperson.
Cde Khaya-Moyo joined the nationalist movement in 1968 as a member of the Zimbabwe African People's Union
He left the country in 1968 heading to Zambia. Whilst in Zambia, senior officials of ZAPU agreed to send Khaya-Moyo to school. He was enrolled at the University of Zambia and in 1969 he graduated with a diploma in Social Sciences.
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.
Cde Simon Khaya Moyo died aged 76 after battling with illness for a long time.
Zanu PF Secretary for Administration, Cde Obert Mpofu confirmed the passing on of Cde Khaya-Moyo at Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo, saying further details shall be made public in due course.