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Late Highlanders Fan's Funeral Set for Thursday

  • Gibbs Dube

The late Hloli’s brother, Lovegate, says police are still investigating the cause of his death Sunday after a game that featured bitter rivals, Highlanders and Dynamos, in Bulawayo. (File Photo)

The late Hloli’s brother, Lovegate, says police are still investigating the cause of his death Sunday after a game that featured bitter rivals, Highlanders and Dynamos, in Bulawayo. (File Photo)

Highlanders Football Club fan, Thembelenkosini Hloli, who died following clashes between soccer supporters of Zimbabwe’s two top premier league clubs, is expected to be laid to rest tomorrow amid calls for thorough investigations into his death.

The late Hloli’s brother, Lovegate, says police are still investigating the cause of his death Sunday after a game that featured bitter rivals, Highlanders and Dynamos, in Bulawayo.

Lovegate says they are currently waiting for a post-mortem report following an autopsy that was conducted sometime this week.

He says Thembelenkosini’s body will this evening be ferried to lower Gweru in midlands province for burial Thursday.

Lovegate thanked well-wishers for helping the family in raising money for the funeral and related necessities.

Police in Bulawayo declined to comment about the cause of Thembelenkosini’s death, saying investigations are in progress.

Meanwhile, the South Central Junior Tennis Circuit Tournament is progressing well with teams from Europe and Asia already knocked out of the competition.

African are teams expected to progress to the finals Friday.

Tennis Zimbabwe manager Cliff Nhokwara said South Africa, Egypt and Zimbabwe are expected to battle it out Friday.

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