NATIONAL University of Science and Technology (Nust) former vice-chancellor, Professor Lindela Ndlovu has died.
BY LUYANDUHLOBO MAKWATI
Ndlovu died yesterday morning after a sudden heart attack at Galen House Hospital in Bulawayo.
Ndlovu had diabetes, which he had been battling with for a long time.
Social media was awash with condolence messages from friends, relatives and academics, with most of them describing Ndlovu as a true scholar, who championed the interests of academics in the region.
His death comes a few weeks after that of another Nust academic, Lawton Hikwa.
MDC national spokesperson, Kurauone Chihwayi said they had learnt with great shock and sadness of Ndlovu’s death.
“His passing is a great loss to the academic community in Zimbabwe and abroad.
His achievements and developments in academia, particularly for Nust, will benefit generations to come,” he said.
“Ndlovu was an inspirational figure among many in Zimbabwe, particularly in academic circles. We will always remember and cherish the services and achievements of this great man.
The MDC extends its heartfelt condolences to the Ndlovu family, the National University of Science and Technology and the entire academic community in Zimbabwe. May his dear soul rest in peace.”
Former students at Nust also posted various messages paying condolences to Ndlovu’s family while others said the “great scientist was no more”.
Ndlovu had vast experience nin the higher and tertiary education sector from being a lecturer,
researcher, publisher up to being a vice-chancellor.
He was appointed in October 2005 as Nust’s second vice-chancellor taking over from Professor Phineas Makhurane.
His contract expired last week and as not renewed.