Oskido mourns his father Esaph Mdlongwa rumoured to have succumbed to COVID-19. South African based award-winning artist Oskido has posted an obituary mourning his father Esaph Mdlongwa who passed away at Bulawayo’s Mater Dei hospital on Thursday.
According to reports Mdlongwa ad a lengthy battle with diabetes and succumbed to Covid-19 after being admitted earlier this week.
Said Oskido, “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.”
Commenting on the sad incident MDC Alliance vice-president Welshman Ncube said “He was firm, principled, compassionate, kind and trusting … He dedicated his entire life to the struggles of the working class, the poor and the downtrodden.
The giant of a man, Esaph Mdlongwa, the consummate nationalist trade unionist cum politician who was a mentor and a father figure to those of us whom he took under his protective wing, departs this world when the country he loved so dearly is in great strife.” Mbaretimes