Chiefs broke the deadlock in the 35th minute when Siboniso Gaxa got to the right byline and crossed low and hard as Robert Sankara deflected the ball into his own net.
George Lebese made it 2-0 in the 43rd minute with a sumptuous finish from Tshabalala's precise through-ball, slotting the ball home with the outside of his left foot on the run.
And it was inexplicably 3-0 right on the stroke of half-time as Zimbabwean debutant Liberty Chakoroma executed a perfect striker's finish (he's a defender) past his confused goalkeeper Johnny Mathole.
Then Man of the Match Tshabalala put the icing on the cake with an absolutely fantstic strike from about 35 yards out. 'Shabba' received the ball from Bernard Parker, let it take a bounce and let fly with a half-volley that sailed and swerved into the top-left corner, 4-0.
Truth be told, it was a walk in the park for Chiefs despite a few shaky moments, one being when Itumeleng Khune misjudged a Lucky Mohomi free-kick and it hit the upright, although he also produced three great saves throughout the match to preserve the clean sheet.