Executive Chairman’s condolence message following the untimely death of Richard Choruma

29 DECEMBER 2020



I have learnt with sadness and disbelief the passing on of Richard Choruma – a Highlanders son and a club legend who breathed his last breath in Johannesburg, South Africa in the early hours of Tuesday.

This is a huge loss to the Highlanders family and the entire football community in general, more so, to his immediate family and friends. As such, I would like to convey my deepest condolences on behalf of the club to Richard’s immediate family members and friends.

Although we have known him beyond the playing field, we shall always remember him for his exploits on the pitch. He leaves this earth as a champion, having been part of the Highlanders squad that won the Championship in 2000, 2001 and 2002, before joining Dynamos of South Africa in 2003.

While death has successfully robbed us of the life of Richard Choruma, the memories he created while donning the famous Black & White stripes are engraved deep in the hearts of multitude of football lovers, particularly the Highlanders faithful. His legacy lives.

It will be difficult to forget Choruma for his selflessness, determination, commitment and self-sacrifice while serving this great club. He carried the Highlanders badge with pride, both on and off the pitch.

Richard will always be missed. May his Dear Soul Rest in Peace.

K. Mhlophe

Executive Chairman

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