Sinikiwe Mpofu Cause of Death, Biography, Wikipedia, Age, Husband, Children


Lady Chevrons Pioneer Sinikiwe Mpofu passed away after the recent death of her husband.

What happened to Sinikiwe Mpofu?

Sinikiwe Mpofu (Zimbabwe Women’s National Team Assistant Coach) passed away in Zimbabwe at 9am after collapsing, she was 37 years old.


Sinikiwe was the wife of the late Shepherd Makunura (Zimbabwe National Team Field Coach at the time of his passing) who passed away on December 15, 2022 at the age of 46 after a long illness.

Shepp was my childhood friend/cricketing brother and I will always miss him. We played and talked a lot about cricket together since the early 1980s growing up in Zimbabwe.

It is with great sadness and shock that Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) announces the sudden death of Sinikiwe Mpofu, assistant coach of the Zimbabwe senior women’s national team, less than a month after her husband, Shepherd Makunura, was laid to rest.


Mpofu, the former Zimbabwean international cricketer affectionately known as Sneeze, was pronounced dead on arrival at a medical center after collapsing at her home in Masvingo on Saturday morning. An autopsy was to be performed to determine her cause of death.

Who was Sinikiwe Mpofu?

Mpofu, born in Bulawayo on 21 February 1985, was a talented all-rounder who was part of the historic team that represented the Zimbabwe women in their first international cricket match in December 2006.

He started playing while still a student at Mpopoma High School and went on to take part in provincial westerns.

In 2007, he joined Takashinga Cricket Club and also broke into the North team after moving to Harare to continue his studies.

After ending her playing career, she ventured into coaching and scoring, becoming an integral part of ZC’s game development structures at the provincial and national levels.

Mpofu has been part of the coaching teams that have seen the Zimbabwean women dominate Africa, earning one-day international status and most recently finishing just one win away from qualifying for the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup.

Under her head coaching tutelage, Mountaineers Women won the inaugural Fifty50 Challenge, Zimbabwe’s one-day women’s provincial championship, in the 2020/21 season. Last season, she led them to another final, finishing as runners-up in the Women’s T20 Cup.

Sinikiwe Mpofu husband and children

Sinikiwe Mpofu had two children with her husband Shepherd Makunura, a professional cricket coach, who died in December 2022 after a long illness.

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