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JUST IN: ‘Striker’ Ndlovu dies!

LEGENDARY boxing trainer Philip ‘Striker’ Ndlovu has died.

He was 66.

Philip ‘Striker’ Ndlovu

Ndlovu succumbed to prostate cancer at his Ejingeni Flat in Makokoba suburb, Bulawayo in the early hours of Thursday morning.

His niece Sikhangezile Ndlovu confirmed Striker’s death, saying the boxing coach’s condition had severely deteriorated.

“Ukhulu (Ndlovu) has passed on. He died at home in Makokoba this morning. The day before yesterday (Tuesday), he fell hard, hitting his head on the floor and had to be rushed to hospital where he was attended to and released. Yesterday his condition rapidly deteriorated and he was failing to eat,” said Sikhangezile.

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It was usually because even when he was in pain during his illness, he ate on his own. My uncle is at rest now because he was in so much pain and suffered a lot,” he said.

Ndlovu suffered from stage five prostate cancer and was on medication just to ease the pain.

The former Tshaka Youth Centre trainer was first diagnosed with prostate cancer at the beginning of 2020 and his condition deteriorated rapidly, leaving him bedridden after he failed to raise US$3 000 required for a trans-urethral resection of the prostate (Turp) operation procedure to remove parts of the prostate pressing on the urethra, making it hard to pass urine.

In his prime, Ndlovu identified and trained a number of Bulawayo boxers, who include former World Boxing Association (WBA) Pan African cheavyweight champion Thamsanqa Dube and ex-World Boxing Federation (WBF) Africa heavyweight title holder Elvis ‘Bulawayo Bomber’ Moyo.

An influential figure in Zimbabwean boxing circles in the past 30 years, many great boxers have come out of Tshaka Youth Centre where Ndlovu was the resident coach.

Former champions Jabulani Gombiro, Nokuthula Tshabangu, Ambrose Mlilo, Sipho Moyo, Fredrick Chisoro and Modercai Donga all passed through Ndlovu’s hands.

Mourners are gathered at 42051/5 Ejingeni Flats in Makokoba.-chronicles

IN OTHER NEWS:Prophet Magaya At SCOAN For TB Joshua’s Burial {Pictures}

Prophetic, Healing and Deliverance Ministry (PHD) founder Prophet Walter Magaya is in Nigeria ahead of the burial of his spiritual father Temitope Joshua (popularly known as T.B Joshua).

The Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) has announced that the funeral ceremony of its founder will begin on July 5.

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In a statement published on its social media pages, the church said Mr Joshua would be laid to rest at SCOAN in Lagos.

“We know you are aware that our father in the Lord, Prophet TB Joshua, has been taken home to be with the Lord,” the statement read.

“We want to assure you that nothing will stop the work of God at The SCOAN from moving on. Prophet TB Joshua may be absent in the body but he is present in the spirit (Colossians 2:5). Indeed, God is even more powerful at distance!

 

“We are currently preparing for the week-long service from Monday 5th to Sunday 11th July 2021 in honour of Prophet TB Joshua’s life and legacy. He will be laid to rest at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos, Nigeria.

“All services will be broadcast live on Emmanuel TV. The services which will be open to the public will be communicated to you at the appropriate time.”

Mr Joshua, a popular televangelist who was as revered as he was controversial, died on June 5, a few days before his 58th birthday.

The church did not state the cause of his death.

Walter Magaya was devastated by the death of his spiritual father saying he failed to deliver what the man of God had tasked him with.

Speaking to his congregants, a tearful Magaya said that TB Joshua had assigned him the task of procuring two elephants, one zebra and two giraffes because he wanted to open a zoo in Lagos, Nigeria.

Magaya told the congregation that he managed to secure the animals after approaching officials from the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks).

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