It is alleged she was poisoned at a Zanu PF conference in Victoria Falls in December 2015
A Zimbabwean minister, who last year spent a lengthy period in hospital after being reportedly poisoned at a Zanu PF conference, has died.
Shuvai Ben Mahofa, who was Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister, died in the early hours of Monday morning after being hospitalised at the weekend.
Zimbabwe Information Minister, Christopher Mushohwe, confirmed the development, saying Mahofa collapsed and was rushed to a hospital, where she died.
“Minister Mahofa collapsed and was rushed to Makurira Hospital, where she died at around 4am this morning,” Mushohwe was quoted as saying by State media.
Mahofa, who was 76, had been ill for quite some time after being reportedly poisoned at a Zanu PF conference in Victoria Falls in December 2015.
After the suspected poisoning, she was admitted to a South African hospital.
She was appointed to the post in February 2015, replacing Kudakwashe Bhasikiti, who had been relieved of his duties after being accused of displaying conduct inconsistent with his prescribed duties and functions.