Madamombe (47) died on Wednesday at Parirenyatwa Hospital, an official from his party said yesterday. He was elected to Parliament in the 2008 elections.
Madamombe joined the MDC at its formation in 1999 and stayed with party leader Morgan Tsvangirai during the 2005 split that created the MDC-T and MDC-M factions.
His profile with the Parliament of Zimbabwe describes him as a small-scale farmer in Seke communal lands as well as a self employed transporter.
The constitution requires that a by-election be held within 90 days of a parliamentary seat falling vacant. Shortages of money and a gentlemen’s agreement by coalition government parties have resulted in a moratorium on by elections.