Yemurai Kanyangarara
  • 16 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 19, 1995
  • Place of birth:
    Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Date of passing: Jul 1, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    London, United Kingdom
Dear friends and family Thank you for coming to Yemurai`s burial and memorial service.Yemurai was laid to rest on 8 September 2011 at St Mary`s church. Your love,support and kindness is ever greatly appreciated. Sharon Jambwa and family

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Yemurai Kanyangarara, 16, born on March 19, 1995 and passed away on July 1, 2011. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Caroline Chifamba Zimano on 1st July 2013

"Sleep tight Yemurai. 2 years on, seems like yesterday."

This tribute was added by Betty Makoni on 1st July 2013

"You are sadly missed Yemurai. Daily we still get inspiration.Keep your mum strong.Keep your uncles,aunts and nieces protected.Sending you love... I am so touched.Your mum and friends with you at your house of peace.You blessus daily Yemu ....Muzvare"

This tribute was added by Victor Zimano on 21st March 2013

"R.I.P. Yemu. It still hurts."

This tribute was added by Vashti Cook on 19th March 2013

"Thinking of your family on what should have been a special day. RIP"

This tribute was added by Marigold Katsande on 19th March 2013

"May you continue to RIP Yemurai. May your dear mother and your loved ones continue to find comfort in the Lord. We know the pain continues, time is the only healer. Your passing pained the whole world"

This tribute was added by Brenda Geilke on 6th November 2012

"Life is truly but the blink of an eye, rest in peace Yemurai, may the Good Lord watch over your family and especially your dear mother xx"

This tribute was added by Vincent Vezha Jambawo on 7th October 2012

"zvinorwadza ... Rest in Peace Yemurai ... Nyarara hako hanzvadzi. The Lord be with you"

This tribute was added by Betty Makoni on 7th September 2012

"Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Yemurai Kanyangarara is on 8 September 2012. Friends and family welcome. Thank you for celebrating the life of Yemurai. Heroes do not die. They live in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Vashti Cook on 8th July 2012

"Gone Too Soon :

This was a life that had hardly begun
No time to find your place in the sun
No time to do all you could have done
But we loved you enough for a lifetime.

No time to enjoy the world and its wealth
No time to take life down from the shelf
No time to sing the song of yourself
Though you had enough love for a lifetime.

Those who live long endure sadness and tears
But you'll never s"

This tribute was added by Jake Sanders on 7th July 2012

"Never met this youngster, I would have loved to, what a terrible loss. Sending you love and best wishes from another part of the Zimbabwean diaspora."

This tribute was added by Beatrice Nyahuye on 1st July 2012

"Gone too soon Yemurai.May your soul rest in peace.Dear God,please continue watching over Yemurai's mom and wipe her tears."

This tribute was added by Blessing Posi on 1st July 2012

"I might have not met or known you but when i heard the news that you had been killed, my womb churned and until now, there,s never a day that passes by and me not think of if you were my own. Rest in peace man. It's been a year since you left and you still in our memories."

This tribute was added by Vashti Cook on 1st July 2012

". One year today  - So heartbreaking so young. RIP.Yemurai"

This tribute was added by Kimberly Sibs on 1st July 2012

"So heartbreaking. I cant believe it, he was so young. :-(. My prayers are with his family."

This tribute was added by chiedza mhlanga on 1st July 2012

"Today is your first annivesary.All we can say is continue to rest in peace and keep looking down on your mother and the rest of the family your gone but you will never be forgotten by all whose hearts you touched.Rest in enternal peace Yemu.Sharon our thoughts are with you today you are always  in our prayers stay strong..."

This tribute was added by Betty Makoni on 1st July 2012

"Today is your first anniversary Nyati. I am still in pain. Thank you for making your mum strong to fight for justice. I admire you daily. You left a permanent impression on me.Look after your mum and the whole family. Today I have a show in your memory and hoping to read poems I wrote for you knowing you were a great poet.Love to you Nyati. Rest in peace Ishe....Muzvare"

This tribute was added by Sharon Carmello on 27th February 2012

"I was having deep thought about teens that have died in 2011 then I came across this, yemurai was a wonderful person, he died the day I came back from a weeks trip to the country side, I remember the inbox I sent to him the night I got back, not knowing he was in welling being attacked, I pass where he was murdered everyday and I feel such a pain in my heart. R.I.P my big bro yemz <3"

This tribute was added by Vashti Cook on 13th February 2012

"I just googled to find out what had happened with this sad case and came across this page. I remember the day it happened and feeling so shocked and saddened by such a brutal act.Your entire family and friends must feel such a loss without you.  Any murder is awful but teenager on teenager murder- WHY? I can not imagine how you feel, I didnt know you and it makes me cry such sad tears RIP"

This tribute was added by Jesse Omezi on 15th December 2011

"I thank God for your life and the privilege of being your friend. I pray that your Mum can still find some strength to carry on. Never forgotten & always missed. I love you"

This tribute was added by jaytee sync on 14th November 2011

"ur death has touched so many peoples hearts, so many who didnt know you, like i myself. just by reading about you i grew to love you. a story of a 16 year old boy has touched the heart of a 16 year old girl...i hope and pray that u look over your family my heart goes out to them <3 u are in a better place now R.I.P Yemurai"

This tribute was added by Marvin Kearns on 28th October 2011

"R.I.P Yemurai, 3 months now feels like a lifetime, gone but never forgotten x"

This tribute was added by leah Allen on 11th October 2011

"Rip yemurai Sleep tight xxxxx God Bless u."

This tribute was added by ella makoni on 10th September 2011

"Mwari vachakupukutai misodzi Mai Yemu. I am in shock, ndashaiwa neremuromo. My first son is 16 and I can imagine the pain."

This tribute was added by Annamore Mutasa on 9th September 2011

"I say to mai yemurai god gives and god takes, yes we might say WHY but mafiro edu akasiyana mainini.  I know how it feels losing such a young energetic boy but hurongwa hwa mwari we might say why me asi mwari anoziva hake chemai muine tariro ndiko kumusha and we shall meet!!!!"

This tribute was added by Bety Mavhunga on 8th September 2011

"RIP Yemu.Sharon and the Kanyangarara family you are in my prayers.May you find consoling in Gods arms.Yemu keep shining  .you will be grealy missed."

This tribute was added by Jo-anne Pritchard on 8th September 2011

"My very deepest sympathy to dear Sharon and all the family on this sad day. Yemu is now in Paradise, where there is no sorrow, no weeping nor pain, but the fullness of peace and joy. May he rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by nyarai panavanhu on 8th September 2011

"so sad to bid farewell to such a promising young man, i pray that the Lord counsels Sharon and gives her strength to face tomorrow without Yemu, go well young man. Gone way too soon."

This tribute was added by Grenedy Chinhema on 7th September 2011

"Yemu you were a star, a good example to those who knew you. Anyway, its God who gives and its Him who takes again.RIP Yemu. And to the family & friends I say may the Holy Spirit Comfort you in this time of sadness, we are together in spirit. Peace be with you"

This tribute was added by Cassandra Sbanda on 7th September 2011

"Mwari wedenga ngavakunyaradzei. Vengence is mine says the Lord - may justice be done someday. RIP Yemurai."

This tribute was added by Marigold Katsande on 6th September 2011

"May your dear soul RIP in eternity Yemurai & may the Lord heal your family's aching hearts, indeed, our whole grieving community, particularly your beloved mother. I pray that this senseless waste of young lives stops NOW."

This tribute was added by Gemmah Rushoko on 6th September 2011

"This is supposed to be a goodbye for you
But Goodbye is something we just cannot do
So smile where you are Yemurai , We’ll join you someday
God chose You coz you were so special not only to us but to Him also.
Fly high little Angel..."

This tribute was added by Caroline Chifamba Zimano on 5th September 2011

"May your young and loving soul find peace. May your passing plant love and may where you sleep be the brightest. R.I.P."

This tribute was added by Lynn Chikosha on 5th September 2011

"So sad to see the life of a promising young man with a bright future cut short. As a mother it breaks my heart and as a friend I cannot imagine what Sharon and the rest of the family are going through. May the Lord be with you at this time."

This tribute was added by Jean Muzadzi on 4th September 2011

"My thoughts are with Yemurai's entire family. Yemurai may your soul rest in peace. You will sadly be missed. Sharon we will remember you in our prayers."

This tribute was added by Truddie Mtsindikwa on 4th September 2011

"Even if we ask God why it has happened to you YEMURAI we will not get an answer.but only to say R.I.P and yu ur in a better place,in god's hands dear.it's really sad."

This tribute was added by Gladys Mckenley on 4th September 2011

"as a mother of a young boy..i can`t imagine what yemurai`s mother is going through..his brutal death touched me..i pray that God will give yemu`s mom strength to go on somehow without her son..i pray that she will be comforted that she got to spent 16years with him..R.I.P.Yemu..."

This tribute was added by Porsche Nzori on 4th September 2011

"Yemu,its still so hard to accept that you're gone, but i know ur right there in Jesus arms.You were such a great child, a brother to all your friends & cousins.So dear is your memory, sweet is your name,you will forever remain close to our hearts.Sharon,Yemu is looking down on xx"

This tribute was added by Memory Jambawo Mutikani on 4th September 2011

"Love you always Yemu, your cousins miss you so much one of them asked me; "mummy can we ask God to bring Yemu back?" Sweetest dreams my child, I know you are in God's hands."

This tribute was added by barb manyame on 4th September 2011

"2 months gone now and yet zvichirikurwadza, tongoti mwari vakaita kuda kwavo. RIP n watch over us 4rm e heavens"

This tribute was added by Betty Makoni on 4th September 2011

"I am so sad to know on 8 September we part with one of the most talented young man is our community.My heart goes out to Sharon and the whole family"


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