MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has mourned MDC founding member Esaph Mdlongwa who is Oscar Oskido Mdlongwa’s father who succumbed to COVID-19 yesterday.
The youthful firebrand politician took to Twitter to mourn Esaph Mdlongwa who in 2018 made a surprise appearance at Chamisa’s rally in Bulawayo.
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The MDC Alliance leader tweeted:
Saddened..The passing on of the MDC founding National Organising Sec, Umdala Esaph Mdlongwa is a blow to us. A man of integrity, courage and honour all wrapped in humility and simplicity.We worked with him as we formed and built the great party that we have become. RIP Big man!
Mdlongwa’s death was announced by his son Oskido on Twitter today when he said:
It’s with great sadness 2 let you know that I have lost my old man due to COVID19, a great man who inspired me to understand the value of life. So long Mdala, rest well. I will see you again in the next lifetime. You’ve showed us a way & shone the light Akwehlanga lungehlang.
Scores of people especially the Kalawa Jasmine cofounder’s fans and colleagues have been sending their condolence messages to Oskido. Politicians like MDC Alliance Vice President Welshman Ncube and MDC’s Priscilla Misihairabwi described the late Mdlongwa as a politician par excellent and a kind man.