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MDC-T Hwange senator dies


Hwange Senator Jabulani Ndlovu has died.
Ndlovu, of the MDC-T, died Wednesday morning at Mater Dei Hospital, Bulawayo, where he was admitted following a car accident along the Hwange-Victoria Falls road last month.

MDC-T Bulawayo province administrator Siduduzile Moyo confirmed Ndlovu’s death.

Said Moyo: “He died at about 2am this morning (yesterday) from injuries sustained in an accident early in November. On the day of the accident, he was travelling from Harare and used public transport to proceed to Hwange.”

She said after the accident, Ndlovu was admitted in the hospital’s intensive care unit for a week before he was moved to another ward for recovery.

The MDC-T information department said funeral arrangements were still to be made.

Ndlovu was born in 1959 in Gweru.

He was the MDC-T Matabeleland North provincial secretary for legal affairs. He joined the MDC at its formation in 1999. Ndlovu held a Bachelor of Law Honours degree from the University of Zimbabwe.

Before enrolling at university, he worked for the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs as a magistrate for 19 years.

After graduating in 2001, Ndlovu rejoined the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs as a provincial magistrate before resigning in 2002.

That year he opened a law firm in Victoria Falls and since then he had been defending human rights activists mainly from the Matabeleland North region in the courts.

In 2007, he was elected the MDC’s provincial secretary for legal affairs and in the March 2008 general elections, he was elected Senator for Hwange.

Ndlovu is survived by his wife and five children, Nancy, Violet, Amanda, Nkosilathi and Njabulo.

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