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CONDOLENCE messages for Nkululeko Sibanda continued to pour in yesterday with the Sports Commission joining in mourning the Twalumba Football Club owner.

ZIFA also passed their condolences to the Sibanda family.

Sibanda passed away at Parirenyatwa Hospital on Saturday night after suffering from stomach pains for quite some time.

He died at Parirenyatwa on Saturday where he had been rushed after his condition deteriorated.

Sibanda became a prominent figure in the sporting fraternity when he established the Binga half marathon in 2010, popularly known as Kujatana-Kubotu marathon, attracting high-profile athletes.

SRC director general Charles Nhemachena conveyed their condolence to the Sibanda family and said his death was a huge loss, not only to the family, but to the sporting fraternity.

“The Sport and Recreation Commission was saddened to learn of the death of Dr Nkululeko Sibanda on Saturday night after a short illness.

“Dr Sibanda, whose heart for sport, football in particular, was unquestionable, leaves behind a huge void in the football fraternity, especially with his Twalumba Football Club.

“The loss of Dr Sibanda is not to his wife Miriam and family only but also to the entire sporting community.

“What is painful about Dr Sibanda’s sudden demise was that he was about to initiate the Community Sport Development Programme in his rural home, Binga.

“This programme aims at affording communities access to sport and recreation activities of their choice and it’s aimed at tapping talent at grassroots level.

“This speaks volumes about his love for sport and community empowerment. It is sad that he is no more before the project could be actualised.

“On behalf of the SRC, I would like to express our deepest condolences to Miriam his wife and children and the football fraternity, may they find comfort in the Lord.

“May his departed soul rest and anchor in eternal peace,” said Nhemachena. Details concerning the burial arrangements were still sketchy by late yesterday.

Source : The Herald