KCF Africa has noted with sadness the news from Zimbabwe regarding the untimely death of ZCF President, Mr Charles Kuwaza. Charles has been at the helm of chess in Zimbabwe for more than 30 years and his contribution to the game of chess in his country has been enormous.

Today saw the final round of the 2017 Easter Open and we know Charles would have wanted to be present at the prize giving ceremony to congratulate the tournament winner's Kela Siame, IM Chitumbo Mwali and IM Rodwell Makoto.

The African chess community will miss his leadership and we mourn his loss and extend our condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time.