Veteran nationalist and former Deputy Senate president and Zanu PF Central Committee member, Cde Naison Khutshwekhaya Ndlovu has died.

He was 86.

His wife Cde Sithokozile Ndlovu told ZBC News that Cde Kutshwekhaya Ndlovu died around 2am today at his daughter’s house in Bulawayo.

The nationalist succumbed to cancer which had troubled him for a long time.

Cde Ndlovu was a top member of PF Zapu before the Unity Accord and he also assumed top positions in Zanu PF.

He is survived by his wife and two children.

Mourners are gathered at House Number 5649 Luveve 4 in Bulawayo.

Burial arrangements will be announced in due course.