The Deputy Minister for Agriculture and the MDC-T secretary for elections, Seiso Moyo, has died.
MDC-T spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora, told SW Radio Africa that Moyo became ill Friday morning and telephoned colleagues within the party to take him to the hospital.
Moyo was rushed to the Avenues Clinic for treatment but unfortunately did not recover. Mwonzora said it is suspected Moyo suffered a heart attack.
"Moyo was in the process of preparing the party for primary elections and confirmations that are going to happen starting in January. He was also preparing for the main election next year, along with members of the directorate," Mwonzora explained.
He added: "He was political gentleman and a man of peace. Although he was a man of peace, he was also a man of action. He was very, very acute. We have really lost a cadre there."
In a recent interview with SW Radio Africa, Moyo insisted that the MDC-T would not participate in any election until the situation on the ground was conducive to holding a free and fair poll.
The MDC-T national organizing secretary, Nelson Chamisa, who was at Avenues Clinic with party President Morgan Tsvangirai, posted on his Facebook page: "Deputy Min Seiso Moyo is no more. We have lost a fine man!!!"