Joel Biggie Matiza
BornJoel Biggie Matiza
(1960-08-17) August 17, 1960 (age 60)
EducationFederal Govt College Kano (Nigeria)
OccupationMinister of Transport and Infrastructural Development
EmployerGovernment of Zimbabwe
OrganizationZanu PF
Home townMurewa

Joel Biggie Matiza is a Zimbabwean politician and the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development.[1]


Matiza was born on 17 August 1960 in Murewa. He has been a Member of Parliament representing Murehwa South Constituency since 1999 to date.


He attended Monte Cassino for his primary school education and Federal Govt College Kano (Nigeria) for his secondary education. He holds BSc Hons Architecture and MSc Architecture from AHMADU BELLO University. He holds his second MSc Strategic Management form the University of Derby.



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.[2]


He is 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

In July 2020, Joel Biggie Matiza was listed, in the BSR of 18 July 2020, as a beneficiary in the 2007 RBZ Farm Mechanisation Scheme, as a result of the Fast Track Land Reform Programme.

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. [3]


  1. Full List Of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Post-Election Cabinet Ministers ⋆ Pindula News, Pindula News, published: 07 Sep 2018, retrieved: 7 Sep 2018
  2. [1], Parliament of Zimbabwe, Retrieved: 7 February 2020
  3. loan of US$325,368.00-Farm-Mechanisation-Scheme BSR EXCLUSIVE: Beneficiaries of the RBZ Farm Mechanisation Scheme], Big Saturday Read, Published: 18 July 2020 Retrieved: 18 July 2020