Perence Shiri

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Perrance Shiri (born Bigboy Samson Chikerema on 11 January 1955 [1][2] – 29 July 2020) Zimbabwean air officer and government official. He was Minister of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement in the Cabinet of Zimbabwe from 1 December 2017 until his death in 2020. He was the commander of the Air Force of Zimbabwe and member of the Joint Operations Command.[3][4]

Shiri was a cousin of former President Robert Mugabe.[5] He called himself "Black Jesus".[6]

Shiri died on 28 July 2020 from COVID-19 while hospitalized in Harare, aged 65.[7]

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  2. US Code Collection - Executive Order No. 13288, Cornell Law School. Retrieved on 31 March 2007.
  3. Blair, David (2008-06-22). "Zimbabwean generals have 'taken Robert Mugabe's power'". Archived from the original on 2008-06-07. Retrieved 2008-07-14.
  4. Air Force of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Ministry of Defence. Retrieved on 31 March 2007.
  5. "The air marshal, Gaddafi and the big grain buy-up". 2002-08-08. Retrieved 2007-03-31.
  6. St. John, Lauren (2007). Rainbow's End: A Memoir of Childhood, War, and an African Farm. Scribner. p. 234.
  7. "BREAKING: Perrance Shiri Drops Dead". Retrieved 2020-07-29.