Zororo-Phumulani an affiliate of the local funeral insurance giants Doves Zimbabwe bid farewell to the late Charles Yohane this morning.
The leading South Africa-based insurance and repatriation service provider, Zororo-Phumulani repatriated the body of Charles Yohane this morning from South Africa. Yohane was reportedly highjacked and shot dead in tragic circumstances earlier this month. His body was reported to have been found in Mzimhlope, Soweto in South Africa.
The former Zimbabwe national soccer team midfielder played for Fire Batteries in Zimbabwe before moving to South Africa, where he played for African Wanderers, Amazulu, and Wits.
Reports have indicated that one of the suspects in the murder of the 48-year-old Zimbabwean was arrested after he was spotted driving the stolen vehicle. A CCTV footage has apparently shown a gang of four men accosting Yohane and forcing him to pull off at a traffic light.
Zororo-Phumulani held a touching memorial service which was attended by a number of former football stars in Kempton Park on Sunday.
Speaking before the body’s departure to Zimbabwe, Mr. Tendai Mongoti the Zororo-Phumulani Marketing Manager said the football family has been robbed of one of the finest Zimbabwean midfielders to ever grace the pitch. “Our company enjoyed a cordial relationship with the late soccer star and we have ensured that he gets a befitting send-off. His body will leave South Africa this morning by air and he will be laid to rest by Doves Zimbabwe on Saturday,” said Mangoti.
He went on to say there is reason to celebrate every Zimbabwean’s success story so that our names may be remembered long after we are gone.” Yohane left a mark in the football of Zimbabwe, our company is honored to send him off. As usual we will provide the dignified send-off that we are known to do,” he said.
A mini service will be conducted at Doves Zimbabwe before the body is taken to the National Sports Stadium, Gwanzura, and Rufaro stadium.
The main service will be held at Stoddard Hall in Mbare on Saturday before the former Warrior is buried at Zororo cemetery.