By Jane Mlambo| Legendary Chimurenga musician Thomas Mapfumo has mourned the late Dynamos Football club legend and Zimbabwe’s greatest footballer George Shaya who died yesterday morning.
Mukanya as Mapfumo is affectionately known in music circles said Shaya was his best friend from their days in school.
Posting on Facebook, Mapfumo had this to say about Shaya;
“Tinochema nemi mhuri yekwaShaya. George yaive shamwari yangu kubvira kuchikoro. Ndarwadziwa. Famba zvakanaka shamwari, you are a true Zimbabwean Hero. Zorora murugare. Tichasangana zvakare shamwari. Pasi Idandaro……..,” said Mapfumo.
Meanwhile, Deputy Minister of Youths, Arts, Sports and Recreation, Tinoda Machakaire visited the Shaya family home in Glen Norah to pay his condolences.
Machakaire said Shaya’s death had robbed the nation with his legacy and memories remaining behind.
“My deepest condolences to the Shaya family and the entire football fraternity on the untimely passing on of the legend George Shaya. We have been robbed as a nation and we cherish the legacy and the memories that he leaves behind. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” said Machakaire.