Tsvangirai Senator Dies

In a statement to the media, the MDC T information and publicity said Senator Ndlovu died on Wednesday morning at Mater Dei hospital in Bulawayo where he was admitted after being involved in a car accident along the Hwange – Victoria Falls road last month.

He was born on 12 October 1959 in Gweru and was the MDC Matebeleland North provincial secretary for legal affairs. He joined the MDC in 1999.

Senator Ndlovu has a Bachelor of Law Honours degree from the University of Zimbabwe. Before attending university, he had worked for the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs as a magistrate for 19 years. After graduating as a lawyer in 2001, Senator Ndhlovu rejoined
the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs again as a provincial magistrate.

However, when the then resident Minister for Matebeleland North, Thokozile Mathuthu discovered that he was a member of the MDC, he was harassed until he decided to resign in 2002.

That year he opened a law firm in Victoria Falls and since then he has been defending MDC human rights activists mainly from Matebeleland North region in the courts.

In 2007, he was elected the MDC’s provincial secretary for legal affairs and in the March 2008 general elections; he was elected Senator for Hwange. He is survived by his wife and five children, Nancy, Violet, Amanda, Nkosilathi and Njabulo.