Zimbabwe Cricket’s Maunze passes away


Former Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) board member Charles Maunze has died at the age of 70. He served the ZC from 2007 till 2013.

The veteran educationist and cricket administrator passed away this past Sunday, 21 August, just after arriving at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare where his family had taken him for an X-ray examination.

He had been unwell for some time. He is survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter and five grandchildren.

A ZC release said: "A former president of the respected National Association of Secondary School Heads, better known as NASH, Mr Maunze first served as a member of ZC’s interim board in 2006 before he was elected to the substantive ZC board in 2007. Since then he served on the board until his retirement on health grounds in 2013.

"His passion in and dedication to whatever he got down to do was always admirable. Indeed, he will be remembered as a great teacher, wonderful sports administrator, a great friend, a generous man and a friendly face in town or in the yard of his house. In all these ways and more, Mr Maunze made our lives richer and fuller.

"We, the Zimbabwe Cricket board, management and staff, would like to pass our heartfelt condolences to Mrs Maunze and the entire bereaved family on the loss of their beloved husband, father and grandfather. They are all in our thoughts and we pray that they find strength and courage to get through this difficult time."