Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Amazing unity following the death of Thembelenkosini Hloli (MHSRIP)

Extreme levels of violence following the Highlanders versus Dynamos match in Bulawayo's Barbourfields Stadium claimed a young live of a fan, Thembelenkosini Hlobi. May his soul rest in eternal peace. Here is a Meluleki Moyo's narration of events after other concerned Bosso fans heard the news and decided to intervene. The article includes Facebook comments up to the time of this release.

As proposed and agreed in this group,today I visited the family of the late Thembelenkosini Hloli in Sizinda. Mqondisi Malunga accompanied me.We presented ourselves as representatives of a Facebook Page group of Bosso fans based locally and internationally.In our presentation we made specific mention of Isaac Mbedzi as being the group leader.

We told them that Mbedzi is the one who sent Bosso those Canadians who were around early in the year. We told Hloli and those on our round 'table' that we are staunch Bosso fans who travel as far as Harare,Hwange and Triangle.We told him we and the rest of the Bosso fraternity was sharing the grief of the loss of their son.

We told them that tho we were not blood relatives and tho we did not know Thembelenkosini in person,as soon as somebody puts on that black and white uniform he becomes our spiritual brother. Bab'uHloli is one of those stately looking soft spoken African men probably aged close to 70. He told us his opinions on the death of his son.

His version differed slightly from those on the FB pages. He told us that there were messages from his son's fone sent after his son's death.I won't go into that because I consider that to be part of police evidence. Meanwhile,the otherwise strong looking old man seemed rather perplexed by his son's death.

The least I can say was that somebody in the discussion mentioned that Thembelenkosini was repeatedly shown on the TV screens wearing his Bosso overalls when Bosso played Dembare at the NSS in Harare, two months back. I could tell that the old man at this stage is prepared to consider a conspiracy theory to the effect that his son's death was pre-planned.

Don't get me wrong, I'm just stating the state of perplexion that the old man is going through. Meanwhile we advised him that we want to assist in anyway possible now and possibly in the coming days. We asked for a family Ecocash account and we were given that of her daughter Hlengiwe. Hloli has other sons.The youngest is Alphonce. He spent time with us.His elder son is named Phineas but joined us late because he was busy with funeral arrangements.

Mqo and I only had two packs of Cremora (the Bosso milk).When we discovered that Alphonce had no airtime, we fowarded $5 to him because according to him, it is wrong for the young man not to have airtime-at such a time as this.This we did in front of everyone there so that if they have to make urgent calls they know who to go to.

Meanwhile, there was a reasonable number of pple at the funeral wake and one thing that we picked was that Phineas was busy searching for a vehicle to transport mourners to the funeral. Hloli wants his son's body to travel tomorrow after the post mortem but some nurses suggested that it may be difficult because coming from a holiday as we are, there shall be too many bodies undergoing post mortems tomorrow.

The body may therefore travel on Thursday. I promised the Hloli family that I'll get them a Bosso flag tomorrow to accompany their son to his resting place. Naturally, umdala uHloli expressed his gratefulness. Meanwhile, the news of Thembelenkosini's passing on was broken to the nation by a friend of his by the name of Wellington Samadalinja.

We visited him and invited him to be one of the representatives of the Hloli family together with Alphonce here in our FB Bosso Supporters' page. Samadalinja has since become an FB friend of both Mqondisi and I. I'll recommend him to be added as a member of this page.Thembelenkosini Hloli's death perplexed his family such that some of the questions they are asking about their son are contrary to what we've read on FB.

The young man who died for the 'sins' of Highlanders and its fans will be laid to rest in Chief Sogwala's area of Lower Gwelo. Their homestead is 60 kimometres from the city of Gweru. May Thembinator's soul rest in eternal peace!


    Miges Miguel akalale ngokuThula. sibonga kakhulu uMusa lokusifikel khona. Akuhlale kunjalo

    Tshepo Mabalane Mabalane Yaze yabuhlungu lendaba. Makalale ngoxolo umfowethu lemuli yakwaHloli ithi ukududuzeka. Alwehlanga lungehlanga. Siyabonga Moyo loMalunga ngomsebenzi omkhulu elithe lawenza. Ukwanda kwaliwa ngabathakathi.

    Moeketsi Ncube thanx bhudi ukusimela ekukhaleni kanye labanye ngesikhathi esinzima esisehleyo.R.I.P young Hloli

    Ndo Dk amen inkosi ibenaye isivikele nathi

    Victor November Thanx for the visit to the Hlolis on our behalf.Give us the ecocash number and we see what to do henceforth.Siyabonga madoda

    Michael Mdladla Ndiweni Siyabonga bafowethu.

    Mkhumbulo Uzokdubula Sbhamusenyon Alwehlanga lungehlanga, abaduduzeke abakoHloli bethembele kuMdali , !

    Busani M J Malinga Siyabonga bhudi, kalale ngoxolo umfowethu

    Sehlie Majamela Ngeleza kwaze kwakubuhlungu shuwa kalale ngokuthula umfowethu kunzima kakhulu

    Mbongeni Hlathi Mlilo sibonga guyz for the great work...may he RIP.

    Nodumo Nyathi Meluleki Moyo please post the ecocash number kusetshenzwe madoda..kalale ngoxolo umfowethu..siyabonga Mqondisi Malunga Meluleki Moyo ngokuyasimela ....Lathi singabantu..ngokuzwa kwami indaba ebekwe nguMeluleki its clear usizo luyafuneka bafethu....

    Meluleki Moyo Will give u Hlengiwe's ecocash number when Wellington Samadalinja has been added to this group.Meanwhile,I call on group administrators to remove inflammatory posts about Thembelihle.Let's hope everything will be ready tomorrow.

    Nqo Mguza Good job guys!! Good job indeed. This is exactly what we need in this group, less talk and more action.

    Willard Khanye Thanx meluleki

    Busani Tshuma Maqumbaqaleke Lala ngoxolo mfowethu

    Isaac Mbedzi Ibuhlungu kakhulu indaba leyi njalo ngiyalihlonipha Moyo lo Malunga ngokuyimela indaba leyi and even lokuza in public and confirm umsebenzi wonke lamabizo abantu asebenzileyo.Liyenze elikubona kumele kwenziwe njalo lathi kumele siphathise ngendlela yakhona ,mina ngeke ngithi ngiyikokheli ye group kodwa ngizazama ngezenzo ukuthi sizame ukuncedisa here and there lokufika kubo ngingafika.Tse Ndex labo Nqaba Donga are the rightful leaders of the group.Kodwa lo umsebenzi oqondane lemfa leyi ngizawusebenza .Let his soul rest in eternal peace.


    Wonder Chikanya Thank you gentlemen. Yisibonelo esihle leso iNkosi mayilibusise.

    Mehluli Tshuks Ngwiza Rest in peace my home boy.

    Isaac Mbedzi Abakwanisayo okwakhathesi asincedeni madoda .

    Nodumo Nyathi Meluleki Moyo. Mqondisi Malunga. fakani inumber boooooo

    BraNqo Ndlovu Thank you so much Melu, tears are flowing freely down my face as I type this. God bless you for the commitment, for taking your time, we are grateful, as a collective. Let those of us here at home flood that number eachj $10, $20, whatever we can spare and cannot, will certainly go a long way, from what you have so eloquently portrayed, in terms of the needs of the family. Lina elioutside, I think as I suggested and there wa sno objection, can uBhudi Nodumo maybe provide or arrange a way, or the family might have someone they would rather use in SA etc, angazi Meluleki Moyo, Tse Ndex, Nqaba Donga, Isaac Mbedzii, Mqondisi Malunga and all of you guys, what do you say regarding donations and contributions from outside zim?

    Vusumuzi Sibanda Its never a good thing that a parent buries his or her child. As a parent I would prefer that my son bury me. May his soul rest in peace bakithi.

    Nodumo Nyathi Mina my account in SA available and wil send the cash at my cost. Meluleki Moyo pliz chat with Wellington and ask if they have someone in SA who can give us their account number and we deposit.if not Admins accepting i can avail my account number and cash b sent say latest Thursday morning

    Abell Moyo thnks bafethu job well done ayisoze ibulawe

    Tse Ndex May His Soul Rest in Eternal Peace

    Noel Munzabwa guys we should emerge stronger and united thanks to those who paid our tributes to the family

    BraNqo Ndlovu Thina esisekhaya we are then going to be sorted in terms of ecocash and so forth, guys we cannot begin to be enough help for the family. Can we feel some movement too, some action, from those in SA and maybe the UK and Canada etc? Let us show true unity of purpose and show the enemy, yes, I mean it like that, the enemy, however wena individually you take it, that we can stand as one. we can stand together, singazihlekisi ngabo.

    Isaac Mbedzi Nodumo Nyathi yenza njalo atleast kube le something.

    Ben Ndlovu This is sad. Siyabonga baba Moyo

    Meluleki Moyo The gud news is that,it's now official,the entire Bosso team visited the Hloli family.They were at the Hloli home just after 6pm today.Infact a Bosso official-the Hlolis say CEO Gumede visited them earlier in the day.Their Sizinda address is 67039/2.It's close to the bar.I can now give u sis Hlengiwe Hloli's ecocash number.I'm asking every Bosso supporter who wants to use this number to talk to the Bosso officer so that it isofficialised. Hlengi's number is 0773 080 879


  • BraNqo Ndlovu As part of canvassing for donations to my 3000-plus friends, even if i get something from 10 only, may I please be allowed to copy and paste the post by Meluleki above? and Account details etc? Some people who have means and support not just Highlanders but football may feel like contributing, am hoping nje?


  • Nodumo Nyathi Meluleki Moyo please post separate th number as a post.am sure asonkinga leyi no need to go to Bosso official. Hlengiwe uzabhala phansi amounts recieved asazise and then total gets posted kugroup ukuze sibongane kahle.kunjalo vele kuba lebhuku okubhalwa khona.yena uza recorder and update you and Mqondisi Malunga