A Zimbabwean nurse, Ms Nomsa Ncube, who worked at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre (WDGMC) in Johannesburg, South Africa was found dead four days after MDC-T president Mr Morgan Tsvangirai died from colon cancer at the institution.
Ncube caused a stir when a picture of her posing with a lifeless Tsvangirai went viral on social media. There are different versions on the cause of her death with a family member claiming she may have been killed while some online sources allege that she committed suicide following public condemnation when her picture with Tsvangirai started circulating.
Zimbabwe’s consul general to South Africa Mr Batiraishe Mukonoweshuro confirmed Ncube’s death and said investigations were underway to ascertain the cause of death. A family source who spoke on condition of anonymity said the nurse was killed as she was found in a pool of blood.