Zimbabwe have been robbed yet another serving minister, Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development Joel Biggie Matiza who succumbed to COVID-19 related complications, My Gokwe has learnt.

He was 60.

According to reports, the death of Matiza was confirmed by government spokesperson Nick Mangwana.

Matiza is also said to have been hospitalised last week.

According to ZBC News Online , Matiza died at St Anne’s hospital in Harare this evening.

Matiza’s death comes at a time when the country is still mourning the death of Home Affairs and International Trade Minister Moyo who also succumbed to COVID-19.

Zimbabwe government officials are under siege from the disease with both Vice Presidents Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi reportedly under the claws of the pandemic.

COVID-19 cases are still rising in the country with cumulative confirmed cases now at 30,047 while deaths are now 917.

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