MDC-T declares Adam Ndlovu a national hero

The remains of the Peter Ndlovu’s car in which Adam Ndlovu died

By Tichaona Sibanda
19 December 2012

The MDC led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Wednesday declared the late Highlanders and national team legend Adam Ndlovu a national hero, in recognition of his ‘unstinting contribution to football in Zimbabwe.’

This was decided following a full MDC national council meeting in Harare. This symbolic gesture has been greatly welcomed by the Ndlovu family who announced that Adam will be buried at Lady Stanley cemetery on Saturday.

The 42 year-old Chicken Inn FC coach died together with Nomqhele Tshili, 24, in the crash near Victoria Falls that left his brother Peter critically injured. It has been confirmed Nomqhele was Peter’s girlfriend.

Peter underwent a successful operation on Wednesday to insert pins in both his fractured legs. He also broke some ribs in the horrific crash, but is expected to fully recover.

In a statement the MDC-T, whose MPs and top leadership are keen sportsmen, sent consolations to the Ndlovu family.

‘The party wishes Peter Ndlovu a speedy recovery. Further, in recognition of Adam’s unstinting contribution to the Zimbabwe football fraternity, the Party declares Adam Ndlovu a national hero,’ the statement said.

A friend of the Ndlovu family told SW Radio Africa they had been been overwhelmed by the gesture and recognition coming from Tsvangirai’s party.

‘This comes at a time when the family and whole country are still trying to come to terms with the shocking death of Adam,’ the family friend said.

On Tuesday, the family finally broke the news of Adam’s death to Peter and this left him shattered.

There will be a church service for Adam on Friday at Luveve stadium where everyone is invited to attend. There will also be a funeral procession in Bulawayo, which will be led by the Highlanders football club.

2 Responsesto “MDC-T declares Adam Ndlovu a national hero”

  1. Anonymous says:

    We are very sorry to lose such a talented man in our country. Rest in peace Adam.

  2. christian moser says:

    Here is Switzerland. All the photos of Adam Ndlovu during his stay in Delémont (he was a hero here!) are since today on the site internet of our newspaper, Le Quotidien Jurassien:
    We made also a page on his fantastic career in Delémont. We had a lot of émotions with him. A great man, the best forward we have ever seen in Stadium de la Blancherie.
    Wtih our sympathy to the family of Adam, our friend and our brother. Christian Moser, journaliste sportif
    PS: pardonnez-moi mon anglais