|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|
Born: 17 August 1960 in Murewa.
Marriage: He was married to Lilian. They had three children; Joel, Joseph and Joshua.
Death: 22 January 2021. He died from Covid-19. His death was confirmed by Nick Mangwana. Matiza was hospitalized a week before he died. He became the fourth minister to succumb to the respiratory illness.
School / Education
Primary: Monte Cassino.
Secondary: Federal Govt College Kano (Nigeria).
Tertiary: 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)
- Joel Biggie Matizha of Zanu PF with 13 895 votes,
- Ward Nezi of MDC with 4 426 votes,
- Edson Chiwara of UP with 505 votes.
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. 
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