21 December 2012

Zimbabwe: Adam's Last Trip

Bulawayo — THE late Adam Ndlovu will make his final trip to Luveve this afternoon before his body lays in state at his Selbourne Park home awaiting burial at Lady Stanley Cemetery tomorrow. His elder brother Madinda confirmed the programme last night.

The father of two died in a horrific car crash on Sunday morning that also claimed the life of 24-year-old Nomqhele Tshili, a few kilometres from Victoria Falls, while his brother Peter sustained serious injuries.

Tshili was buried yesterday morning at Esiphezini where a number of former Highlanders players attended the funeral.

"He will leave Nyaradzo Funeral Parlour at 2pm, pass through his shop, go via his last place of employment, Chicken Inn headquarters and then head straight to his home ground Luveve Stadium where a service will be held," said Madinda.

Madinda, himself a legend, said his legendary brother's body will then depart to 14716 Imbabala Way Selbourne Park, where it will lie in state until tomorrow morning.

He said at 8am, tomorrow, the body will be taken to Amphitheatre where another service will be held as well as body viewing to allow his former teammates, friends and members of the public to bid him farewell.

"From Amphitheatre we will take him to his mother in Makokoba and then after that, the body will go to Barbourfields, where he made his name.

"Adam will then be taken to his final resting place at Lady Stanley Cemetery for burial," said Madinda.

Madinda said the family was deeply honoured by the City Council gesture to allow Adam to be laid to rest at Lady Stanley, usually reserved for senior citizens and members of the public, who have achieved something positive in life.

Various organisations had called for Adam to be accorded hero status.

On his other kid brother Peter, still admitted at Mater Dei hospital, Madinda said he was responding very well to treatment.

"He is ok, recovering fairly well indeed," said Madinda.

A source at the hospital said Peter made his first step yesterday since the horrific injury on Sunday, a confirmation that he is indeed fighting hard like his elder brother Madinda said.

"Other than the fractures which are obviously visible, you cannot tell that there is anything wrong with Peter, he is a fighter," said the source.

On Tuesday, Madinda had told this publication that, had it not been for the fractures, the doctors would have since discharged the former Highlanders, Coventry City, Birmingham, Sheffield United and Mamelodi Sundowns striker.

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