Philemon Mubata

Philemon Mubata was a Zimbabwean businessman based in Gweru. He succumbed to Covid-19 on 5 January 2021.


He survived by wife Egness and four children two boys and two girls.[1]


He was the director for Big Valley Masters Group of companies. Big Valley Masters had about 100 employees and over 300 contractors at its mining concern in Shurugwi. Mubata was a fan of soccer and had his football team, Big Valley Masters which is in Division 1. The team was founded in 1999. [1]


He died in the early hours of 4 January 2021 while admitted to a private hospital in Gweru. His brother, Costa, confirmed his death saying he had left a huge scar not only to the Mubata family but the Gweru community as a whole. Mubata had complained of dizziness on 3 January 2021 at around 4 pm before his family decided to take him to the hospital at around 5pm.

Costa said at the hospital, his brother was tested for Covid-19 and the results returned positive.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Freedom Mupanedemo, JUST IN: Prominent Gweru businesman succumbs to covid-19, The Herald, Published: Retrieved: January 4, 2021, January 5, 2021