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Nkala family appeals for prayers

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THE family of Zanu PF founder member Enos Nkala (81) who is battling for his life at a private clinic in Harare has appealed to the nation to pray for the veteran leader.

REPORT BY JOHN NYASHANU,POLITICAL EDITOR

In an interview with NewsDay at the clinic yesterday, Nkala’s nephew Hebert Nkala, who is the family spokesperson, said the family was leaving everything in the hands of God.

“This is a very distressing period for the entire family. We are, however, grateful for the amazing work doctors and nurses are doing here. At this juncture we are appealing to all Zimbabweans to pray for him,” he said.

Hebert said the former Defence Minister’s wife Thandiwe and his children had travelled from Bulawayo to be by his side since he was admitted at the clinic early this month.

He said the family reached an agreement with authorities at a Bulawayo hospital where he was being treated to be transferred to the private clinic in Harare.

He, however, refused to disclose the nature of the veteran politician’s ailment saying it was confidential.

Media reports early this year indicated that Nkala had developed kidney and heart–related complications which led him to being admitted at Mater Dei hospital in Bulawayo between March and April.

Nkala was instrumental in the formation of Zanu PF alongside other veteran nationalists. The party was formed at his Highfield house in Harare in August 1963.

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