TINAGO, A PROVINCIAL HERO


Boxing legend Langton ‘Schoolboy’ Tinago has been conferred with a provincial hero’s status, the first sportsperson to be conferred with such an honour,

Tinago will be buried tomorrow at Gweru’s Provincial Heroes’ Acre. The legendary boxer died on Tuesday at Gweru Provincial Hospital after a short battle with pneumonia. He died a destitute man.

Minister of State for Midlands Provincial Affairs Owen Ncube confirmed the news yesterday.

“The family requested that Schoolboy be given the honour and we sent the message to the country’s leadership to decide. Now I have come with the message from the President Cde Mnangagwa, the President has given us the answer.’’



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