The Late, former Cabinet Minister Professor Calistus Ndlovu has been declared a National Hero.

The Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services has announced that the Cabinet Subcommittee on State Funerals and Monuments is meeting on Saturday for the caucus at Mukwati Building Board Room on the 11th Floor, Harare.

The late Zanu PF politician and Bulawayo provincial chairperson passed away on Wednesday.

He was 83.

Ndlovu, who was suffering from pancreatic cancer, collapsed at his South African home and was rushed to the hospital, where he died upon arrival.

Mourners are gathered at Ndlovu’s house in Khumalo, Bulawayo

Prof Ndlovu was born on February 9 in 1936 in Plumtree, where he did his primary and secondary education before training as a teacher and enrolling for a Bachelor of Arts degree at Pius XII University College in Lesotho. He joined the National Democratic Party in 1960. He became involved with Zapu in 1963 when he was a student in Lesotho, where he was chairman of the Zapu branch of students and residents in Lesotho.

After independence, Prof Ndlovu was a Central Committee member from 1980 to 1983 and the Bulawayo provincial chairman of the Zimbabwe African National Union (Zanu) from 1984 to 1987. He was a Member of Parliament from 1980 to 1985 and a Member of the Senate from 1985 to 1990.zbc