Monica Sele laid to rest at Granville

HARARE - CAPS United president Farai Jere has joined the Makepekepe family in mourning the death of the team’s fan Monica “Sele” Kwarire saying he “learnt with shock about her passing on”.

Kwarire, who was popular amongst the Green Machine family with her eccentric dancing in the terraces during United’s matches, died on Monday after a short illness.

She was laid to rest at Granville Cemetery yesterday and speaking on the sidelines of her burial, Jere said Kwarire is irreplaceable.

“It’s a great loss to the CAPS United family. She is irreplaceable. She is one person who gave life to the team. Even when things were bad she was always mobilising support for the team,” he said.

“I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences and pray for her soul to rest in peace.” 

Several CAPS United fans who attended Kwarire’s burial spoke of her as a great loss to the team.

“She was always the leader in cheering the team I don’t remember her missing any of the team’s matches even when we were playing away,” Innocent Rukuni said of Kwarire.

“We will definitely miss her. Life will never be the same. May her soul rest in peace.”

Munyaradzi Kiss another United fan said: “She left a mark in local football and our football is poorer without her.”

Gift Mapimbiri said: “Those who attended Caps United matches, or followed on TV would not have missed Monica.

“She was a colourful supporter, probably a fraction better, but not weirdly different from other female soccer fans as is being suggested by mischievous social media posts by people I suspect to be that lunatic fraction from the enemy’s camp, that mocks even in death.

“Where they saw a pervert, some of us saw a mother, a sister, a friend, and above all a colourful fellow supporter.

“Rest in peace Monica as you join the world of your heroes, Shackman Tauro and Blessing ‘Yogo Yogo’ Makunike. We thank you for the memories. Without you, Bay 14 will never be the same.”

Meanwhile, popular Dynamos fan Tendai Makoni was also laid to rest at Warren Hills Cemetery with scores of DeMbare fans bidding their farewells.

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