MWENEZI – Zanu PF legislator for Mwenezi East, Joseph Moyo has died.
Moyo who won the constituency to replace former Minister of State for Masvingo Provincial Affairs Kudakwashe Bhasikiti uncontested in July 2015 is said to have suffered a long illness.
Confirming the incident to TellZim News, fellow Mwenezi West M.P Lamson Matavire said Moyo died in Masvingo yesterday morning.
"It is sad that we have lost our colleague. I received a call and am currently travelling from Harare to catch up with others in handling this sad situation that has befallen us.
"I am told Moyo died at Masvingo General Hospital sometime around nine yesterday morning. I have also been informed that before his death, Moyo was ferried to Masvingo General Hospital for medical attention after the family realised that his situation was getting worse," Matavire said.
A few months ago, TellZim News published that Moyo was not feeling well to which he confirmed saying he suspected that his political enemies had bewitched him.
At that time, he highlighted that he had received help from indigenous churches saying he was recovering amid indications that he had resorted to using a wheel chair.
Moyo also missed the recently held Zanu PF 16th National People's Conference due to ill health becoming the only M.P from Masvingo to miss the indaba.
Zanu PF Masvingo political commissar Jeppy Jaboon said the party suffered a heavy blow.
"It is very sad that Honorable Moyo has died just a year after he was elected to represent the people of Mwenezi East," Jaboon said.