MDC Alliance leader President Nelson has described George ‘The Mastermind’ Shaya as a genuine national hero who transformed the game of football.

According to President Chamisa, heroism is determined by virtue of one’s outstanding achievements.

President Chamisa also slammed Zanu PF for monopolizing the selection of national heroes.

“Just back from Zambia to note that this week we lost a giant among us, an icon who transcended sport, George Shaya.

They called him Mastermind on account of his exceptional prowess on the football field.There’s no doubt that he was a national treasure, a national hero.

Heroes are not pronounced by a few. They are heroes because of their impact on a generation and the lives of others.

He entertained. He inspired. He taught. Heroes do not make noise.Their work announces itself to eternity. RIP Mastermind. You were a leader and you still lead,” President Chamisa wrote on Twitter.