Covid-19 kills ten Sadc ministers in two weeks

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From left: Zimbabwe's Foreign Affairs minister Sibusiso Moyo, Eswatini Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini and Zimbabwe's minister of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement Perrance Shiri. They all died of Covid-19.

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What you need to know:

  • The bloc has been hit hard by the virus following the deaths of 10 cabinet ministers in two weeks.

When news came out in June last year that Burundi’s Ex-President Pierre Nkurunziza had succumbed to Covid-19, it was seen as mere hearsay. But six months later, Burundi’s former president Pierre Buyoya died in Paris after contracting coronavirus.


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