Agric Minister Shiri dies

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Harare (New Ziana) – Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement Minister Perrance Shiri has died.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa confirmed Shiri’s death on his social media accounts.

Shiri a former commander of the Air Force of Zimbabwe, died on Wednesday morning at a local hospital.

Reports say he had been admitted to hospital the previous day.

“I am deeply saddened to inform the nation of the death of the Minister of Agriculture, Air Chief Marshall (RTD) Perrance Shiri, a long time friend and colleague,” he wrote on twitter.

“Cde Shiri was a true patriot who devoted his life to the liberation, independence and service of his country.”

Shiri’s deputy Vangelis Haritatos described his late boss as a hard worker.

“I have worked with comrade Shiri for almost two years now as his deputy Minister. He was an extremely hard worker, dedicated to our nation, a patriot and a nationalist,” he said.

“I will truly miss him and promise to continue with his vision of making Zimbabwe the breadbasket of Africa once again.”
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