Zanu PF Bulawayo provincial deputy youth
chairperson Lungisani Ngwenya was found dead yesterday morning at his Nkulumane home, a development that has reportedly sent shockwaves within the party’s structures.
The party’s provincial youth chairperson Butholezwe Gatsi said Ngwenya was found dead at about 6am by another Zanu PF member.
“He was found dead at his house by Canaan Ncube who wanted to hire him to transport some cattle. He owned a number of trucks so people would hire them mostly to transport cattle,” Gatsi said.
He said everyone in the party was shocked as Ngwenya was fit and did not show any sign of illness.
“I last saw him on Friday during a roadshow for the Bob 88 soccer tournament which pitted Hwange against Dynamos at Barbourfields yesterday (Sunday) and he looked well to me.
“I have learnt with shock that he was found dead today,” Gatsi said.
“We are now waiting for the post-mortem to find out what happened to him.”
Gatsi said Ngwenya was alone in the room that he was renting in Nkulumane, as his wife and four children had gone to their farm in Bubi District.
He said no burial arrangements had been made as
Ngwenya’s family had just been informed of the death.
“The body was collected by the police at about 11am and is now at the UBH (United Bulawayo Hospitals) where a post-mortem will be conducted,” he said.
Zanu PF provincial chairman Isaac Dakamela said the party province had lost four of its members since the beginning of the year.
“There is a member who lost their child in Nkulumane and as we buried that child, we heard of this sad development,” he said.
“The deaths have dealt a huge blow to our party but I would like to urge our members to be strong because the Lord has His reasons.”