Lands Minister Rtd. Air Marshall Perence Shiri died today in the morning. His death was announced by his deputy Vangelis Haritatos. Haritatos made the announcement via his social media.
“I received a call in the early hours of this morning with shocking news. It is with a heavy heart that I learnt of the passing on of Air Chief Marshall (RTD) P. Shiri."
President Emmerson Mnangagwa also made the announcement of his Shiri's death on his Twitter.
"I am deeply saddened to inform the Nation of the death of the Minister of Agriculture, Air Chief Marshall (rtd) Perrance Shiri, a long time friend and colleague. Cde Shiri was a true patriot, who devoted his life to the liberation, independence and service."
Cause of death
Perence Shiri's cause of death is not yet known but it had been reported that he had missed cabinet meeting on 28 July 2020 after being admitted at a private hospital. Shiri had reportedly fallen ill a few days after his driver died of coronavirus.