Tsvangirai to attend Adam's funeral

BULAWAYO - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is one of the top politicians and government officials expected to attend the burial of Zimbabwean football legend Adam Ndlovu at Lady Stanley Cemetery here tomorrow.

Adam died in a fatal car accident on Sunday morning along the Bulawayo-Victoria Falls Highway. The accident left his brother Peter, who was travelling in the same vehicle, seriously injured while a female companion, Nomqhele Tshili, died on the spot.

“Our party leader who is also the Prime Minister of the country will be in town to attend the late Adam’s  funeral service and burial on Saturday,” mainstream MDC’s Matabeleland region administrator Nkuleluko Sibanda told the Daily News in Bulawayo yesterday.

Adam and his brother Peter were on their way to Victoria Falls for a social match pitting former Highlanders players and a select side from the resort town.

Tragedy struck when Peter’s BMW X5 vehicle burst a tyre and veered off the road and uprooted three trees. Peter is recovering at Mater Dei Hospital, where he is now in a stable condition.

On Sunday Tsvangirai sent a message of condolence to the Ndlovu family over the death of Adam.

“I am deeply saddened at the passing on of soccer legend, Adam Ndlovu, who was taken away from us in the horror crash that left his young brother, Peter, in hospital,” said the Premier in his condolence message.

Adam, who was 42, was head coach of Castle Premiership side Chicken Inn at the time of his death.

A befitting send-off for the former Highlanders and Zimbabwe national team forward has been lineup in Bulawayo, with a funeral procession expected to pass through the city’s streets and football stadiums. - Pindai Dube

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