Agriculture Minister Rtd Chief Air Marshal Perrence Shiri who is well known as Gudo Guru during the liberation war has died.
The minister was hospitalised after his driver died of COVID 19 and he was reportedly checked into a private hospital in Harare after falling sick, allegedly with Covid-19.
Honourable Shiri missed cabinet on Tuesday after reportedly falling ill just days after his driver succumbed to Covid-19.
THE minister was admitted at a private hospital in Harare, according to government sources.
George Charamba, the spokesman for the presidency and cabinet, says “The minister’s driver died from the virus and it is only normal that the minister goes into self-isolation, and in the process miss cabinet, as a contact of his former driver.”
His death was confirmed by the Norton MP Temba Mliswa who announced saying:
I’m gutted to just receive news that Rtd. Air Marshal, Hon. Perrence Shiri popularly known as “Gudo Guru” during the liberation war, is no more. A true nationalist & Commander par excellence, the late Shiri was one of the hard-working & effective members of Cabinet. MHDSRIEP