Blessings Chidakwa Herald Reporter
President Mnangagwa has mourned iconic footballer, George Shaya, describing him as a “great player, mentor and leader both on and off the field of play”.
Shaya died on Tuesday in Harare after battling a long fight against diabetes.
“On behalf of Government and on my own behalf, I wish to express my deepest, heartfelt condolences to the Shaya family for losing their father, guardian and mentor.
“He remains our icon together. In honour and tribute to this great sporting son of Zimbabwe I have directed Government to accord the late George Shaya a State assisted funeral. This means costs towards interment will be met by Government,” he said.