BY MUNYARADZI MADZOKERE
DYNAMOS assistant coach Biggie Zuze, who died on Thursday morning in Harare after a short illness, will be laid to rest in his hometown — Bindura — this afternoon.
Popularly known as “Bindura” in football circles following an illustrious career for the Glamour Boys during the 1980s and 1990s, Zuze succumbed to pulmonary clot according to the post-mortem.
Also known as pulmonary embolism, the condition occurs when one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked by a blood clot, thus damaging part of the lung and other organs as well as decreasing oxygen levels in the blood.
Following the release of the post-mortem results yesterday, the Zuze family were able to get the burial order for the football icon.
Zuze’s body was taken to the family home in Stoneridge where it lay in state overnight after a brief funeral service which was held at Nyaradzo Funeral Services parlour in Willowvale yesterday afternoon.
“The burial is on tomorrow (today) in Bindura. Everything has gone according to plan and we are going to leave Harare with the body tomorrow morning for burial,” Zuze’s eldest son Brian said in an interview with Standardsport.
“As the Zuze family, we would like to thank Dynamos Football Club for their support ever since the passing of our father. We have also received overwhelming support from football supporters from all walks of life, coaches and our father’s former teammates, among many others I have not mentioned.
“May God bless everyone who has supported us during this difficult period. We have lost a great man who did a lot for us as a family and a lot for football in this country. We are in great pain, but we are also grateful for the time we had with him.”
At the time of his death, Zuze was part of the Dynamos technical team which is headed by Tonderai Ndiraya.
Zuze coached Monomotapa and Triangle United in the premier league as well as a brief stint as Dynamos caretaker coach after the demotion of Lloyd Mutasa in 2018.
After he was fired by the club the same year, Zuze was brought back by Ndiraya when he was appointed coach last year.
In 2014, Zuze won the One Wallet Cup after his Triangle side upstaged Dynamos on penalty shootouts in Harare.