By Spy Uganda
Kampala: Rajiv Ruparelia through his rally team has joined the motorsport fraternity that is nursing wounds of the heart following passing on of another rally icon Frank Nekuse.
Rajiv Rally team after receiving the unfortunate news, it took its condolence message to its Facebook page and posted, “Rajiv Ruparelia rally team extend sincere condolences to the family and friends of Frank Nekusa. May his soul Rest In Eternal Peace.“
According to sources, Nekusa breathed his last on Friday morning at Victoria Hospital where he has been battling with the deadly novel coronavirus.
For those who didn’t know Nekusa, he was a co-driver to rally legends Sam Ssali and later Karim Hirji with whom he partnered during the historic WRC Safari rallies in the late 90s.
Nekusa and Hirji managed to register finishes in what was the toughest rally ever in their Toyota Celica.
He last featured in a competition during the 2010 Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally with the late Charles Muhangi.
After his retirement from the cockpit, Nekusa took on different roles within motorsport.
Before his death, Nekusa was part of an Ad hoc Committee handling the 2019 Kapeeka MOSAC Rally appeals.
May His Soul RIP