National Patriotic Front Member of Parliament for Kwekwe Central Masango Matambanadzo  (56) has died at his Amaveni home in the early hours of Monday.

Matambanadzo, popularly known as Blackman and has been battling ill health since the beginning of the year following suspected food poisoning.

His passing on was announced by NPF Spokesperson Jealousy Mawarire who said the party is yet to issue a full statement.

“Receiving very sad news that our legislator, our only MP, Hon Masango Matambanadzo is no more. It’s a very sad day for the party and for the country. The party will issue a full statement later,” Mawarire posted on Twitter.

Blackman was the only Member of Parliament to win the 2018 harmonised elections on the National People’s Patriotic Front ticket after he for the second elections running, trounced an equally popular MDC Alliance candidate, Mr Blessing Chebundo.

He made headlines soon after wining the 2018 elections by moving around the streets of Kwekwe while carried on shoulders by his bouncers amid wild celebrations.