BULAWAYO – Esaph Mdlongwa, father to prominent South African based music producer, Oscar ‘Oskido’ Mdlongwa and one of the founding members of the MDC has been laid to rest in Bulawayo.
He succumbed to Covid-19 on Wednesday 14 October at Mater Dei Hospital.
Mdlongwa (Esaph) was the first national organising secretary for the MDC and was at some point the member of parliament for Pumula-Luveve constituency.
Oskido took to his social media to thank all those who have supported his family during their mourning.
“Today my old man took his last ride to his resting place. I would like to thank you all for your support. It truly meant a lot to us, MDLONGWA family. COVID-19 is still a real killer, please take care. #KeepTheFaith,” Oskido wrote on Twitter.
MDC-Alliance president, Nelson Chamisa also traveled to Bulawayo together with other top party members to bid farewell to the party’s founding member.
He wrote on Twitter, “In Bulawayo this weekend. Now in Luveve laying to rest our hero Ubaba uEsaph Mdlongwa. Zimbabwe has lost a principled statesman who consistently fought for democracy and good governance. May his soul rest in peace.”