SB Moyo Biography – SB Moyo Wiki
SB Moyo born Sibusiso Busi Moyo was a Zimbabwean politician and retired army major general serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in the Cabinet of Zimbabwe from November 2017 until his death on January 20, 2021. Previously, he was a major general in the Zimbabwe National Army, before being promoted to lieutenant general on retirement in December 2017. He was promoted from brigadier general to major general by former President Robert Mugabe in January 2016.
On 15 November 2017, following the house arrest of Mugabe the previous day, he gave a statement on state broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, denying that a coup had taken place, stating that “the president… and his family are safe and sound and their security is guaranteed”, and that the military was “only targeting criminals around [Mugabe] who are committing crimes… that are causing social and economic suffering in the country”. He went on to say that “As soon as we have accomplished our mission, we expect that the situation will return to normalcy.” On 18 November 2017, he gave a vote of thanks to all Zimbabweans that marched in solidarity to remove Mugabe outside State House. The announcement role he played of the army stepping in to remove Robert Mugabe as the president of Zimbabwe earned him the sobriquet “General Bae”.
On 30 November 2017, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe’s 3rd president, who replaced Mugabe, appointed him as Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Due to his public role in ending the Mugabe regime, there was speculation in the Zimbwawean press that he was tapped by Mnangagwa as his successor.
He is a holder of a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Zimbabwe, Masters in Business Administration from Zimbabwe Open University, and a Masters in International Relations from the University of Zimbabwe.
SB Moyo Age
He was born at Mnene Mission Hospital in Mberengwa, Zimbabwe in 1960 and died on January 20, 2021, in Harare, Zimbabwe.
SB Moyo Wife
Until his death, he was married to his wife, judge Loice Matanda Moyo who is also ZACC chairperson.
SB Moyo Death
He died on January 20, 2021, as a result of complications with Covid 19. The Zimbabwean Herald reported that acting Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Jenfan Muswere confirmed his death.
SB Moyo Cause of Death
According to News24 he reportedly died due to Covid 19 complications.