Lindela Ndlovu died on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at a Bulawayo hospital.
He was the director of information and public relations Mr Felix Moyo confirmed the death, but could not give further details.
He referred all inquiries to Professor Lindela family spokesperson Mr Tymon Mabena, who again was not in a position to give more details of the death.
“Right now I don’t have much information. Can you call me in the evening that is when we will be able to furnish you with all the details that you want,” said Mr Mabena.
The cause of professor Lindela could not be immediately established, but he however had been battling with diabetes for a long time.
Professor Lindela was a holder of a Ph. D. in Animal Nutrition with emphasis on Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
He served in the area of higher education for 27 years, rising from lecturer to full professor. He served Nust in management roles from Departmental level (as Post-graduate Coordinator and as Chairperson) to Faculty level (as Deputy Dean and as Dean) through to University level (as Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Acting Vice-Chancellor).
He was appointed Nust Vice Chancellor on October 14, 2005.
Lindela passed away on November 18, 2015.