|Joel Biggie Matiza|
|Born||Joel Biggie Matiza|
August 17, 1960
|Died||January 22, 2021(aged 60)|
|Cause of death||Covid-19|
|Education||Federal Govt College Kano (Nigeria)|
|Occupation||Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development|
|Employer||Government of Zimbabwe|
Joel Biggie Matiza was a Zimbabwean politician and the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development. He died from Covid-19 on 22 January 2021. His death was confirmed by Nick Mangwana. Matiza was hospitalised a week before he died. He became the 4th minister to succumb to the respiratory illness.
Matiza was born on 17 August 1960 in Murewa. He was a Member of Parliament representing Murehwa South Constituency from 1999 to 2021.
He was married to Lilian.
Matiza had three children; Joel, Joseph and Joshua.
He attended Monte Cassino for his primary school education and Federal Govt College Kano (Nigeria) for his secondary education. He held BSc Hons Architecture and MSc Architecture degrees from AHMADU BELLO University. He did his MSc Strategic Management at the University of Derby.
In December 2020, Matiza attained a Doctorate in Business Administration Degree from Chinhoyi University of Technology.
He joined the liberation struggle in 1977 with ZIPRA and then went to Nigeria to study and finished in 1986. He rose from being a District Chairperson to be Finance Secretary for ZANU PF Mashonaland East Province. He was also a member of the ZANU PF Central Committee and ZANU PF Provincial Chairman for Mashonaland East.
He was an accomplished Architect and a member of South African Architectural Profession (SAAP). He is also a Member of Zimbabwe Institute of Architects (MIAZ)
Farm Mechanisation Scheme
The data is analysed by recipients origin:.
- Mashonaland provinces had the most beneficiaries, both in terms of numbers and value.
Mashonaland East got US$47,5 million,
Mashonaland West US$44,7 million
Mashonaland Central had US$34,2 million.
- Two Matebeleland provinces had a combined total of US$13,9 million.
- Masvingo US$26,4 million,
- Manicaland US$18 million
- Midlands US$14 million.
Joel Biggie Matiza is listed under the thematic group “Politicians”. According to the list, he got a loan of US$46,949.00. 
Joel Biggie Matiza died from Covid-19 on 22 January 2021. His death was confirmed by Nick Mangwana. Matiza was hospitalised a week before he died. He became the 4th minister to succumb to the respiratory illness.
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