wife of Politburo member and former Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister Cde Abednico Ncube.
Mrs Ncube died on Tuesday. President Mugabe said he learnt of the death with deep sorrow.
“This sad departure of Cde Ncube’s beloved wife creates a huge gap in the life of not only Cde Ncube himself, but also the lives of the children who now have to face the future without their loving mother, herself a pillar of strength. All of us in the party know what Cde Ncube is going through now that he has lost a lifelong companion. On behalf of the party Zanu PF, my wife and my own behalf, I wish to condole with the Ncube family on this their sad loss.”
Mrs Ncube succumbed to a kidney failure at Mpilo Central Hospital aged 56. She has been declared a liberation war heroine. Her husband, seven children and five grand children survive her.