By Anashe Murombedzi
The late former Caps United Captain Joe ‘Kode’ Mugabe, who succumbed to cancer in the United Kingdom early this month, is set to be buried at Glen Forest Memorial Park this Tuesday.
Mugabe was one of the driving forces as the Green Machine swept all before them in 1996.
But it was only befitting that his journey should end where it all started. Back home in Mabvuku.
Before that, the plan was to have taken his body taken to the National Sports Stadium, CAPS United’s home ground where the late Kode made his name.
Former players, living legends, officials and soccer loving fans were hoping to bid farewell to the former CAPS United captain at the famous football venue, but alas, the green light did not come from the Sports and Recreation Commission.
His father Tendai Mugabe, confirmed the former Green Machine skipper will be buried at Glen Forest Memorial Park this Tuesday.
“Joe Mugabe is going to leave Nyaradzo Funeral Parlour, accompanied by Caps legends and head straight home to Mabvuku for the overnight goodbye,” said his father, Tendai Mugabe.
From the vigil in Mabvuku, Kode will be taken to Ralyton Sports Club where family, friends and colleagues will pay their last respects before burial at Glen Forest Memorial Park.
The late CAPS United legend is survived by his wife and three children.
Mourners are gathered at House Number 22 Chizhanje Avenue in Mabvuku.