The funeral of former boxing federation secretary general Thomas Nkusi is set to take place this weekend following his death on August 17th.
Nkusi 42 will be laid to rest on Monday, August 29 at Rusororo Cemetery, the family has confirmed.
He died of stomach cancer which was at stage four, in South Africa where he was receiving treatment including chemotherapy.
The family has also confirmed that his body will arrive in Kigali on Saturday at 7 am.
The procession will take place at his home in Ntarama on Sunday where the family and friends will hold a commemoration ceremony to bid final farewell before his body is laid to rest at Rusororo Cemetery, on Monday, August 29.
Before his death, Nkusi was commonly known as Yanga for translating movies in the early 2000s.
In 2016, he was appointed to the National Boxing Federation (RNBF) Committee as the secretary general for four years.
During his time in office, he introduced reforms that included several competitions in the federation that was marred with divisionism.
Some of the members of the boxing fraternity who spoke to this publication said that the curtains have fallen on Yanga, and they’re devastated beyond words.
“We’re deeply touched by his death, I’m going to miss him, my deepest sympathy to the family” Vicky Kalisa the Boxing Federation President said.