Basketball coach Garura dies

HARARE - Former Zimbabwe basketball coach Ronald Garura has died.

The former Kingdom Cavaliers and Mufakose Hawks coach passed away in South Africa yesterday morning.

Garura coached the Zimbabwe national men’s basketball team before taking charge of the women side in the early 2000s.

He was employed by a South African school, St Johns College, at the time of his death.

Garura, commonly known in the basketball fraternity as “coach carter” due to his hard-line stance on discipline, leaves behind a wife and two daughters.

Basketball Union of Zimbabwe president Addison Chiware, in a press statement released yesterday, said:
“It is with a sad heart that I notify you of the shock passing away of the coach Ronald Charles Garura who passed on this morning at a hospital in South Africa. We pray for his family in this difficult moment and grieve with them. May the Lord who surpasses all understanding give his wife and children and the whole Garura family strength and courage in this challenging time.”

Burial arrangements are still being finalised. - Sports Writer

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