Former education minister, Mashonaland East governor and historian Aeneas Soko Chigwedere has died at the age of 81.
His death comes after a number of ministers in president Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government have lost their lives to Covid-19.
Chigwedere’s son, Casper, confirmed the former minister’s death saying his father died following “Covid-19 related complications”
Aeneas Chigwedere was a Zimbabwean politician, traditional chief, author, teacher and historian.
He was former Resident Minister and Governor of Mashonaland East Province, former Senator and acting Minister of Education, Sport and Culture.
In 2015, he was appointed ZANU-PF Mashonaland East Province acting provincial chairman