Harvest House International Church (HHI) on Wednesday had to halt their main conference to bid farewell to the late national hero and former church member Enos Nkala.

A memorial service was held in respect of the late hero who was a member of the HHI sixth service in its Bulawayo branch.

Nkala, his wife and grand children were active in the service and were part of the service’s board responsible for hospitality.

A converted Nkala during the time of his death was committed to the church and often attended Sunday services.

The memorial service was attended by senior Zanu PF persons like Minister of Mines Obert Mpofu, Governor Cain Mathema and Minister of Small to Medium Enterprises Sithembiso Nyoni.

Church members flocked to the ZITF hall 4 to pay their last respects to the late minister who was forced to end his political career after he implicated in the Willogate Scandal in the late 80s.

But mourners were glad to bid farewell to a converted Nkala who succumbed to a kidney failure, having been flown to Cape Town for treatment without success.

Nkala was later admitted at Mater Dei for a week after which he was transferred to the Avenues Clinic, where he later died.

The late Nkala will be remembered for his efforts in the formation of Zanu PF at his house in 4449, Old Highfield, Harare, in August 1963 by an eight-member breakaway faction from the then Joshua Nkomo-led Zapu.