One of the senior traditional leaders in Matabeleland South Province, Chief Nhlamba, born Denis Ndlovu of Garanyemba area in Gwanda District has died.
He was 75.
The Sunday News reports that chief Nhlamba died at the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) in the early hours of yesterday (Saturday) after being transferred from Gwanda Provincial Hospital on Friday evening.
In a statement, Acting District Co-ordinator Mr Thulani Moyo said Chief Nhlamba who had been unwell for some time was referred to UBH for further management of his health but passed on in the early hours of yesterday. Said Moyo:
Chief Nhlamba of Garanyemba Communal lands has passed on.
He had been admitted to Gwanda Provincial Hospital but when his condition deteriorated, he was transferred to UBH where he could not make it.
Chief Nhlamba was appointed chief on 16 July 2010 by the Government and had served in that capacity for 12 years.
Moyo said burial arrangements will be announced in due course.
His death comes as another traditional leader, Chief Mabhikwa of Lupane District in Matabeleland North Province died in a traffic accident last Monday and was laid to rest yesterday at his homestead in Jotsholo.
In 2016, Chief Dennis Nhlamba boldly claimed that Zimbabwe would be doomed without President Robert Mugabe.