Ndlovu's body to arrive today

HARARE - Former Cabinet minister and Zanu PF Bulawayo provincial chairperson Callistus Dingiswayo Ndlovu’s body is expected to arrive today from South Africa, where he died last week.

“The funeral parlour handling the matter is finalising the paperwork and the body is expected to leave for Zimbabwe on Tuesday (today),” Zimbabwe’s Consul-General to South Africa, Batiraishe Mukonoweshuro told State media.

Ndlovu was declared a national hero after succumbing to pancreatic cancer.

He was born on February 9, 1936 in Plumtree.

Just after the liberation war, Ndlovu become a Zanu PF central committee member from 1980 to 1983 and the Bulawayo provincial chairperson of the ruling party from 1984 to 1987.

He was Member of Parliament from 1980 to 1985 and a member of the Senate from 1985 to 1990.

During the same years, he was appointed the minister of Construction between 1982 and 1983 before landing the Mines portfolio from 1983 to 1984.

The time between 1984 and 1989, he was the minister of Industry and Commerce. 

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