The Sunday News
Mehluli Sibanda, Senior Sports Reporter
WELL know Bulawayo tennis coach, Emmanuel Mlalazi has died.
A message posted by Bulawayo Tennis Board chairman Tarwirwa Chikunichawa on a coaches group said Mlalazi, popularly known as coach Mpi died in the early hours of Friday from complications related to high blood pressure and diabetes.
“It’s with great another heavy broken heart that I let you know that our fellow tennis comrade Mlalazi (coach Mpi) has passed (on). This happened in the early hours of today (Friday). He succumbed to high blood pressure/diabetes,’’ said Chikunichawa.
The BMTB chairman said the tennis family in the city has lost a reliable man who gave his time to the community of Emakhandeni. Chikunichawa appealed to well-wishers to contribute financially towards Mlalazi’s funeral costs.
Our tennis fraternity has been robbed of hard-working man who gave his time selfless to the community of Emakhadeni. I would make a special appeal from this kind community for any assistance financially, those keen to assist feel free to inbox me and we take up further. May his soul rest on eternal peace,’’ Chikunichawa said.
At the time of his death, Mlalazi was coaching at SOS Primary School and Emakhandeni Tennis Club.