Zim’s bright soccer career cut shot by bullets in SA

The late Francis Tadiwanashe Kuhuni and his father Itai Kuhuni,


A PROMISING young Zimbabwean soccer player based in Durban, South Africa was killed Monday together with a South African colleague in a “drive by shooting”.

The two players were coming from a training session in Lindelani Section C, Stanger at around 7 pm.

The deceased, Francis Tadiwanashe Kuhuni, 17, originally from Kadoma in Mashonaland West province is reported to have been sitting in their club coach`s vehicle car with his colleague, aged 24, when unidentified gunmen sprayed bullets on the car, killing both on spot.

The deceased’s father, Itai Kuhuni confirmed to NewZimbabwe.com that his son was shot in cold blood adding they were yet to establish the motive behind the callous attack

Tadiwanashe, who is a second born in a family of three, was doing Grade 11 at ML Sultan secondary school in Durban and was staying with his parents who migrated to South Africa in search of greener pastures.

Kuhuni also said the deceased was an upcoming soccer player who was plying his trade with a local youngsters club, Tornadoes.

“Yes I can confirm my son was shot and killed yesterday while sitting in their coach`s car with his colleague,” said a distraught Kuhuni.

“I am still in a state of shock and still to establish the motive behind this senseless killing of an innocent teenager. We really don’t even know whether the attack was targeting the two or their coach.”


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