President Robert Mugabe yesterday provided food assistance and various other amenities for use during the funeral of Adam Ndlovu and Nomqhele Tshili who died with the soccer icon in a car accident on Sunday.
Mugabe’s spokesman Mr. George Charamba said the President and his wife Grace Mugabe had been deeply touched and hoped the foodstuffs would assist the families in this hour of deep grief.
“The President and Amai Grace Mugabe have given food assistance and other amenities to the late Adam Ndlovu’s family for use during his funeral.
“Part of this assistance will be given to Nomqhele Tshili’s family,” said Mr Charamba quoted by the state media.
He said the Bulawayo State House had also given water and firewood to the families.
Peter gets successful surgical operation
Meanwhile it was revealed that Peter Ndlovu underwent successful surgical operation.
Radio Journalist Ezra Tshisa Sibanda, a friend of the Ndlovu family said the soccer star is now progressing well: “Peter Ndlovu was successfully operated today [Wednesday]; both legs look fine and he is progressing well,” he said.
The young woman who died in the same crash, Nomqhele Tshili, 24, will be buried in Esiphezini on Thursday at 9AM, according to Sibanda.
“Let’s go and support the Tshili family at this time of need,” Sibanda said, “and thank you to Highlanders Legends for helping out in the funeral arrangements of our dear late sister Nomqhele.”
Nomqhele’s relationship with the Ndlovu brothers has remained a subject of heated speculation, with many concluding she might have been a girlfriend of either of the two.
And when journalists sought clarification from Ndlovu family spokesman Madinda on Tuesday, he would not put the question to rest.
“A tragedy like this needs special attention. She died with our brother so it is our concern and we will meet with the parents and ensure that we give her a decent burial. Maybe when Peter is well, he will tell us more,” he said.
Adam Ndlovu died in a horrific car accident on Saturday when his brother Peter’s BMW X5 overturned after a tyre burst in Victoria Falls in a mishap which however left Peter recovering sustaining injuries.