Highlanders legend burial tomorrow

HIGHLANDERS legend Majuta Mpofu, who passed away on Tuesday afternoon, would be buried tomorrow morning.

FORTUNE MBELE
SPORTS REPORTER

After meeting yesterday, the family of the late former Bulawayo Wanderers and Bosso dribbling wizard decided Mpofu would be buried at West Park.

This was confirmed by his brother Morris.

“He will be buried at West Park on Saturday (tomorrow) and other announcements will be made in due course,” Mpofu’s brother said.

From Bulawayo Wanderers where his talent was discovered, Majuta joined Bosso in the mid-1970s where he played with the likes of Barry Daka, Billy Sibanda, Lawrence Sibanda, Itai Chieza and Josiah Nxumalo.

He returned to Wanderers after independence having lifted the Chibuku Trophy and then coached the club and also mentored the Young Warriors in the 1990s. Another Highlanders son, who played with Majuta, Douglas “British” Mloyi, said he remembers the legend especially when they played Zimbabwe Saints derbies. He was shocked by his death.

“It is very disappointing and shocking that Mpofu is no more. It is very say because I played with him at Highlanders,” said Mloyi on Wednesday.

Majuta is survived by wife Ottilia and five children. Mourners are gathered at 32670 C Entumbane.

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