The Sunday News
Peter Matika, Senior Reporter
MATABELELAND South Zanu-PF Member of Parliament (Proportional Representation) Cde Alice Ndlovu-Zulu has died.
She was 63. Her younger brother, Mr Patnas Mazibuko said Cde Ndlovu-Zulu (pictured) succumbed to kidney failure last Friday, which she had been battling for a long time.
“She was in and out of hospital due to her condition but she finally succumbed to it on Friday. She was in and out of hospital and was on medication but this time around she couldn’t make it. She died at Parkview General Hospital in Harare,” said Mr Mazibuko.
He said due to her condition she developed an infection which affected her health. Mr Mazibuko said Cde Ndlovu-Zulu’s death was a great loss to the family and the country at large as she played a pivotal role in the emancipation of women and rights development. He said she began her political career after having worked in the NGO sector.
He said the burial had been tentatively set for Tuesday and mourners are gathered at her homestead in Msithi in Filabusi.
Insiza South Member of Parliament (Zanu-PF), Cde Spare Sithole said Cde Ndlovu-Zulu’s death had robbed the district, province and country at large of a leader, who had the people’s concerns at heart.
“She was not just in politics but she was a leader. She had a great influence in people’s lives and that anyone can give testimony to. Her death is a great loss to the party and also to the development of the country. Not so long ago we lost cadres in Lupane and Plumtree. We really wonder what this means. She is at rest now and that is all that we can say,” said Cde Sithole.
Cde Ndlovu-Zulu is survived by two daughters.