On this day in 2000, the founder of Zimbabwe African National Union, Ndabaningi Sithole died at the age of 80. His political ambition began in 1960 when he joined the new National Democratic Party (NDP) which was led by Joshua Nkomo. In the 1995 election, he won a seat in Parliament but later that year he was arrested for plotting to kill the late Robert Mugabe. In 1997 he was locked in prison and was to serve for two years . Subsequently, Sithole did not serve his entire full time because of his health conditions, he died in United States seeking for medical treatment.