President Emmerson Mnangagwa has sent a message of condolences to the Ndlovu family following the passing on of Zanu PF Bulawayo provincial chairman Professor Callistus Ndlovu in South Africa yesterday.
In a statement, the President said while he knew Professor Ndlovu had not been well for some time, his passing on yesterday came as a surprise.
“I received the news of the death of our Zanu PF Bulawayo provincial chairman and former cabinet minister, Professor Callistus Dingiswayo Ndlovu, on Wednesday, with disbelief and complete shock,” said President Mnangagwa.
President Mnangagwa said the late Professor Ndlovu is a veteran of the national liberation struggle who served his country with distinction and unwavering commitment to its freedom and independence.
He described Professor Ndlovu as a very humble and approachable person who abhorred tribalism and regionalism while championing peace and unity amongst the people.
“With his death, both the ruling Zanu PF and the country at large, have lost a principled and disciplined cadre who was always prepared to sacrifice for the greater good of our people,” he said.
President Mnangagwa extended his sincere and heartfelt condolences to Professor Ndlovu’s wife and children, urging them to derive comfort from the knowledge that the entire nation shares in their deep grief and great loss.