MDC-T senator to be buried today


Masotsha-Ndlovu Senator Enna Chitsa (MDC-T), who succumbed to diabetes and low blood pressure last Friday, will be buried today at West Park Cemetery in Bulawayo.

MDC-T deputy spokesperson Thabita Khumalo told NewsDay yesterday Chitsa would be buried in the afternoon.

“There are arrangements to lay her to rest at West Park Cemeteries at 12 noon tomorrow (today). The Prime Minister (Morgan Tsvangirai) and the rest of the national leadership are expected to attend the burial,”she said.

Chitsa’s death comes two months after the party lost its Mabutweni (Bulawayo) Senator, Gladys Gombami, who was buried at Lady Stanley Cemetery on December 29 last year.

According to family sources, Chitsa died after a long illness. She was 76.

Chitsa’s daughter, Victoria Fungai Ncube, told NewsDay on Friday that her mother had been admitted to hospital four times before she died.
“My mother had been ill for a long time. She was admitted to Mater Dei Hospital four times since November after she was diagnosed with many diseases, including diabetes and low blood pressure,” she said.

Chitsa is survived by three children, two sons and a daughter.

Her husband, Never Ncube, died in February 2007.

Chitsa joined the MDC at its formation in 1999 and was elected Bulawayo provincial chairperson before her election as Senator for Masotsha-Ndlovu in March 2008.