The country’s first black Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Dr Kombo James Moyana succumbed to COVID-19 on Monday night.

Moyana who was at the helm of the central bank between 1983 and 1993 died while admitted at a local hospital.

Dr Moyana’s death was reportedly confirmed by members of his church the United Church of Christ in Zimbabwe (UCCZ).

“Dear UCCZ Church Family.
“It is with a heavy heart that I am informing you that last night we lost one of us at UCCZ Eastlea Dr Kombo James Moyana exRBZ Governor passed on to Glory last night. He was in Hospital. He succumbed to Covid 19.”

Someone posting online wrote:

Breaking News MR KOMBO MOYANA HAS PASSED AWAY ZIMBABWE’S first black central bank governor Kombo James Moyana has died from covid. Mr Moyana, who was at the helm of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe between 1983 and 1993, succumbed to Covid-19.

The Children of Zimbabwe War Veterans Association  COZWVA, posted this message  on social media “Dr Kombo Moyana the first black rbz governor is no more.”