ZANU-PF Politburo member and liberation stalwart Simon Khaya Moyo has been declared a national hero.

Khaya Moyo (76) succumbed to cancer on Sunday at Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo where he was admitted.

According to the party, Dr Obert Mpofu announced the national hero status to the veteran nationalist’s family this morning at their residence in Hillside suburb, Bulawayo.

Dr Obert Mpofu said the ruling party unanimously agreed that Cde Khaya Moyo’ s contributions in liberating Zim befit a national hero.