SRC Mourns “Schoolboy”
19 July 2018
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Death has once again robbed us of yet another finest sons ever to emerge from this very beautiful land of Zimbabwe – Langton “Schoolboy” Tinago the Commonwealth champion is nomore. Langton who was affectionately known as Schoolboy during his hey day had an illustrious career which spanned from 1967 to 1988 breather his last yesterday morning.

During his career he accomplished the following
-1971 -1988 Zimbabwe’s Light Weight and Welter Weight champion and he retired unbeaten
– 1980- 1983 Light Weight Commonwealth Champion
– 1983 – 1984 Super Featherweight Commonwealth Champion
-1986 -1986 Light Weight Commonwealth Champion
– Sportsperson of the year 1981 and 1986

Owing to his immense contribution to sport and a well decorated career which could not escape the attention of the Zimbabwe Sports Hall of Fame, in 2000 he was inducted into the Zimbabwe Sports Hall of Fame and He remains the Only Boxer to have been inducted into this most prestigius Hall for highly and unquestionably accomplished yesteryear Athletes alongside such yesteryear greats like George ‘Mastermind’ Shaya, Freddy Mkwasha, Artwell Mandaza, Dave Houghton, David Westerhout and others.

As the SRC and our Parent Ministry, the Ministry of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation we were looking forward to be working with him in the forthcoming Zimbabwe National Youth and Paralympic Games next month in the Midlands Province his home area but this was not to be because God had other plans. Such is life.

On behalf of the Sports and Recreation Commission Board, Management and Staff and indeed on my own behalf I would like to convey our deep and heartfelt condolences to his family for the loss of a dear father, brother and a beloved one. We say to his family, may you take solace in the great achiements which were accomplished by Langton. His name shall live forever and his accomplishments will erternally be engrained in our hearts. May the Lord Almighty who gives life and death comfort you during this painful and dark period
May His Dear Departed Soul Rest and Anchor in Erternal Peace!!

J. Muchechetere
Acting Director General