Lands and Agriculture minister Perrance Shiri has died, barely a few months after being accused of plotting to remove Emmerson Mnangagwa.
The development was announced by Norton legislator Temba Mliswa on Social media .It is said that has been admitted at a local hospital after his driver had died of coronavirus.
However, according to some close source, Shiri did not die of corona virus but food poisoning together with his driver at the rally in Rushinga.
“We are suspecting food poisoning but they are going to pin it on Covid.
“When they came back from Rushinga last week, the driver was complaining of heart burn. On Friday he went to work but Minister Shiri did not go to work. He had already started feeling funny like heart burn just like the driver”, said a close source who asked for anonymity.
While addressing cotton farmers at a rally in Rushinga last week, prior to their falling sick, Shiri urged farmers saying, “Ukatsindira ka pocket kako zvakasimba ne cotton unenge watove nekaticha kako” and he burst into loud laughter.
However his subjects didn’t take his joke and they booed him. Shiri was laughing at the salary his government is giving to the teachers.
Retired Air Marshal Perrance Shiri was known for brutally killing Matebeleland people in the 1980s.
“The death of Perence Shiri could not have come soon enough for the people of Matabeleland where he commanded the Fifth Brigade which murdered more than 30 000 innocent civilians in cold blood 35 years ago.
“He was a cold blooded killer. Stories are told about he shot a pregnant woman in Nkayi because he did not want more dissidents to be born.
“He ordered a group of young men in Khezi to be lined up and shot; and had the villagers bury them in a mass grave. He used to boast about Matabeleland saying Kachisango kangu kandakapiwa navaMugabe kuti ndimboshereketa.
“If there is Hell, there a special place reserved for him”, posted a disgruntled citizen from Matebeleland on Social media.
Meanwhile, the government is yet to announce his status and burial date.