THE Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development, Seiso Moyo (MDC-T) died yesterday afternoon at a local private clinic after a short illness.
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Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s spokesperson William Bango confirmed the death of Moyo (56).
“Moyo complained of dizziness after lunch and was taken to the Avenues Clinic. Unfortunately, he died while he was still being attended to,” he said.
The late deputy minister, who was also Nketa MP, was sworn in in October last year as a replacement for exiled MDC-T national treasurer Roy Bennett.
Moyo was born on September 3, 1956 and attended Mzilikazi Secondary School before attaining a qualification as a social worker.
He also held qualifications in business leadership, non-governmental organisation management and rehabilitation management from various universities.
His political career started in the 1970s when he worked as district secretary for the Zapu youth in Thabalala.
He later joined the MDC when it was formed and became its national executive secretary for transport and communications.
Moyo was elected Nketa MP during the 2008 harmonised elections.
Before he became deputy minister of agriculture, Moyo chaired the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Media, Information and Communication Technology.
MDC-T Organising Secretary, Nelson Chamisa said he was greatly disturbed by the untimely death of Moyo.
“I am at Avenues Clinic with MDC-T President (Morgan) Tsvangirai. Minister Moyo is no more. We have lost a fine man,” Chamisa posted on social network, Facebook.