By Tafadzwa Mpofu
Former Warriors and Highlanders midfielder Richard Choruma died at Tembisa Hospital in South Africa today, after battling stomach complications and kidney failure, his family has confirmed.
Choruma had been admitted at the hospital since December 24 2020, until this morning when he gave his last breath.
“He was ill for a while with stomach complications then suddenly he suffered kidney failure. He was in hospital early in December and was out for a little while recovering at home and had further complications, as his kidneys failed to recover,” said Warren Waduwa, his brother who is based in Australia.
He was operated, but all efforts to save the affable former Warriors midfielder were in vain.
Here are some quotations by some of the members of the Zimbabwe football fraternity and participants in Soccer Updates Whatsapp group.
“The day I know how talented was Dabuka Express is my premier lig debut against Bosso in 2000 his combination with Charles Chilufiya was something else both had too much energy and technically gifted.
Thy destroyed our Rhinos midfield that day we lost 5 nil .We then played together in the National team he was cool guy who worked so hard. Rest in peace Dabuka”, said Mapao.
“Am sadened by the departure of Dabuka such a cool character life is indeed to short lets love one another and not hold grudges aganist each other,” said Abel together with Ikarbot Masocha
Choruma’s brother Waruwa said burial arrangements will be shared once they fibalise as a family, but it was not yet clear if Choruma’s body would be brought home or he will be buried in South Africa.