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Biggie Zuze Buried Amid Carnival Atmosphere

The late Dynamos Assistant Coach Biggie Zuze has been laid to rest in his hometown of Bindura this afternoon.


A carnival atmosphere gripped the small mining town of Bindura as football fans, officials, players and residents joined family and friends of the Zuze  family in celebrating the life of one of the most prominent sons of Mashonaland Central Province.

Zuze passed on last Thursday at High Glen Cimas Clinic due to pulmonary infection.

Due to the lockdown restrictions, Dynamos Football Club were represented by a truncated team of 5 Executive members, 4 Technical team members and 5 players.

The 5 Executive members were Chairman Isaiah Mupfurutsa, Vice Chairman Moses Shumba, Secretary General Webster Marechera, Treasurer Moses Chikwariro and Executive Member In Charge Of Development Francis Matsinga.

Head Coach Tonderai Ndiraya led his Technical team of Assistant Naison Muchekela, Fitness Trainer Tendai Chituwa and Head Coach Juniors Norman Taruvinga.

The players were represented by Captain Partson Jaure, Munyaradzi Diya, Emmanuel Jalai, King Nadolo and Ghanaian Sylvester Appiah.

Hundreds of Dynamos fans poured into Bindura from last night and created a lively atmosphere at the Zuze home throughout the night.

Football fans from rival clubs, most notably Caps Utd, Highlanders and Bindura’s own Simba Bhora were on hand to pay their last respects to a fine gentleman of the game.

Such was the popularity of Biggie Zuze in this town that thousands of mourners defied the current restrictions and flooded the street leading to the Zuze home.

Many more lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the funeral hearse as it made its way to the cemetery.

On the way, residents demanded that the funeral hearse pass through Chipadze Stadium where many more residents had converged to pay their last respects to Nzou.

After all the protocols of the burial service were done, it became a sombre moment as the coffin was finally lowered into the grave draped in a Dynamos flag and matchball.

Farewell Glamour Boy

Farewell Bindura Part 1

Zuze’s Body Leaves For Bindura

The body of the late Dynamos Assistant coach Biggie Zuze has left Harare for Bindura where it will lie in state at the Zuze home tonight.


Burial is scheduled for tomorrow (Monday).

In the picture above, football fans drawn from several clubs carry the body of Biggie Zuze from his Stoneridge house for the final journey to Bindura.

The funeral hearse left Stoneridge just after lunchtime and passed through Rufaro Stadium where Biggie has fond memories both as player and coach.

Scores of football fans were on hand to bid farewell to an illustrious servant of the game.

Zuze died in Harare last Thursday following pulmonary complications.

Zuze started his career at lower division sides in Mashonaland Central before making the big leap to Harare giants Dynamos in 1983.

At Dynamos he played alongside household names like Clayton Munemo, Elvis Chiweshe, Francis Shonhayi, Peter Fanwell, Lucky Dube, Leon Ntawantawa, Kenneth Jere, Moses, Taurai Mangwiro, Memory Mucherahowa and David Mandigora.

His brother Garikai was to join the Glamour Boys 2 years later in 1985.

As a coach Biggie had an eye for junior talent and was instrumental in setting up the famed Dynamos’ Kidznet project where he groomed stars like Desmond Maringwa, Murape Murape, Cephas Chimedza, Norman Maroto and Samson Choruwa, to mention a few.

He had coaching stints at Sporting Lions, Monomotapa, Triangle, in between having brief stints at his beloved Dynamos.

Despite the lockdown restrictions, a huge crowd is expected to converge in Bindura tomorrow to lay to rest a fine gentleman of the game.

He is survived by his wife and two sons.


THE late Dynamos Assistant coach Biggie Zuze had tested negative of the deadly Coronavirus a few hours before his death but health authorities are conducting another Covid-19 test before releasing his body for burial.


Zuze, who complained of breathing problems, passed away at High Glen Clinic yesterday afternoon after a short illness.

He was 55.

Club Spokesperson Tinashe Farawo says the Covid-19 tests were mandatory and necessary.

“It was a sudden death so naturally in this day and age of the coronavirus, tests are necessary. But he tested negative when he was admitted. We are waiting for post mortem results.”

Farawo also spoke on burial arrangements

“Burial is likely to be in Bindura on Sunday. Burial arrangements will be clear after the post mortem,”

Mourners are gathered at Zuze’s residence in Harare’s suburb of Stoneridge pending finalization of burial arrangements.