INSIZA Senator, Cde Naison Khutshwekhaya Ndlovu's younger brother, Zibusiso, has died.
He was 80.
Ndlovu succumbed to a renal failure at Filabusi District Hospital on Tuesday afternoon.
Cde Ndlovu confirmed the development in a telephone interview yesterday.
"He comes after me. He had a renal system failure and he died yesterday. He was born in Gwatemba in Filabusi and grew up there.
"He went up to Standard Six and was a carpenter by profession. He has always been around at home."
Cde Ndlovu said his brother participated in the liberation struggle and was detained for many years by the Rhodesian forces.
"He was incarcerated at Khami Prison for 15 years in connection with an arms cache. He was released at independence in 1980.
"He had seven children but three of them died. His wife is also late. Mourners are gathered at his home in Gwatemba where he will be buried. The details of burial will be announced later," said Cde Ndlovu.
Meanwhile, war veteran, Cde Dennis Ndlovu, who died on Thursday, was buried at the Bulawayo Provincial Heroes' Acre in Nkulumane on Monday.
Scores of mourners including senior officials from the police, prison services and the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) thronged the provincial heroes' acre to pay their last respects to Cde Ndlovu who was born on 31 August 1941 in Bulawayo.
Speaker after speaker chronicled how Cde Ndlovu participated in the liberation struggle together with other fighters.
Speaking during the burial, Bulawayo provincial chairman of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans' Association, Cde Themba Ncube urged war veterans to unite in pursuit of the revolutionary cause.
He expressed disappointment that some war veterans had abandoned the revolutionary party, Zanu-PF, and joined puppet parties.
"When we attained independence we were united but it is sad now because some of us have developed cold feet.
"Comrades we should remain united. Those of us who fought the war should not get tired. Our leaders Cde Joshua Nkomo and Cde Mugabe united us. We should not forget what we fought for. Let us support each other and work together."
Cde Ndlovu did his primary education at Mkhuneni School in Matobo district under Chief Masuku.
In 1960 Cde Ndlovu went to Fletcher High School for his secondary education.
He dropped out of school in the same year and joined the then Rhodesia Railways, where he worked up to 1976.
After dropping out of school, he left the country to join the liberation struggle.
He went to Botswana where he briefly stayed in Francistown before joining other cadres at a refugee camp.
Cde Ndlovu was flown to Nampundu transit camp in Lusaka, Zambia, where he stayed for some months.
He then went for training in the gorges of Zambia before being deployed at Mkushi camp.
At that time scores of liberation war fighters died when the Rhodesian forces bombed the camp.
Cde Ndlovu, whose pseudonym was Mhambi Gumede survived the bombings and was redeployed to ZH camp, which was responsible for logistics.
He remained there until 1980 when the country gained its independence.
In 1981 Cde Ndlovu joined the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) where he worked until his retirement in 1995.
Wife, Ruth and two children, Prince and Sijongi, survive him.