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Zimbabwean athlete Garikai Madawo found dead in Dubai

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Tragic news has struck the sports community as reports confirm that Zimbabwean Marathon Runner Garikai Madawo was found in Durban. Ground Zero, an esteemed Search and Rescue team, launched an earnest appeal to the local community for their assistance in locating the missing 43-year-old who had been missing since October 31, 2023.

The last known sighting of Garikai Madawo was on Moodie Street in Pinetown, a location where his lifeless body was ultimately discovered today.

According to the available information, Garikai was wearing black jeans, a black anorak, and sturdy safety boots at the time of his disappearance. He was gainfully employed as a driver responsible for making deliveries, a role he performed diligently.

What raised concerns among his colleagues and loved ones was the fact that he failed to return to his workplace as scheduled. Numerous attempts were made to contact him but to no avail. To add to the situation, the vehicle he was entrusted to drive was found devoid of its driver, with the keys conspicuously absent.

Ground Zero, renowned for their swift and effective response to emergencies, launched a comprehensive search operation to locate Garikai Madawo. The situation’s urgency prompted them to issue a heartfelt appeal to the local community, seeking any information or assistance that could help unravel the mystery behind his disappearance.

Residents and volunteers rallied together, demonstrating a remarkable display of solidarity in their quest to find Garikai. The search spanned several days, with hope alternating with anxiety as each moment passed without any leads.

Yesterday, the search efforts reached a devastating conclusion when Garikai Madawo’s lifeless body was discovered, sending shockwaves through the community and the sports world. The circumstances surrounding his disappearance and tragic end are shrouded in mystery, leaving authorities with a challenging task ahead.

Garikai Madawo’s passing has left a void in the lives of those who knew and admired him, as his contributions to both the athletic and professional realms will be dearly missed.

A fundraiser has been launched to help the athlete’s family financially during this difficult time. Ruth Gopoza started the fundraiser to raise R100 000

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