It is with great sadness that the Zimbabwe cricket community has learned of the passing of Sinikiwe Mpofu, aged 37, following a collapse at her home in Harare.
Sinikiwe was a beloved figure in Zimbabwe cricket, having represented the country in both the men’s and women’s game. She was a talented all-rounder, having made her debut for the Zimbabwe women’s team in 2004. She went on to become a regular in the side, playing in both the one-day and Twenty20 formats.
Sinikiwe was also a key member of the Zimbabwe men’s team, having made her debut in 2006. She was a regular in the side, playing in both the one-day and Test formats. She was a reliable batsman, often providing the team with a steady stream of runs.
Sinikiwe was also a popular figure in the Zimbabwe cricket community, having been a regular at matches and events. She was known for her infectious enthusiasm and her willingness to help out her teammates.
The news of Sinikiwe’s passing has come as a shock to the Zimbabwe cricket community, particularly as it comes just a month after the death of her husband, former Zimbabwe captain Tatenda Taibu. The couple had been married for 10 years and had two children.
Sinikiwe’s death is a huge loss to the Zimbabwe cricket community, and her memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew her. She will be remembered as a talented cricketer, a devoted wife and mother, and a passionate supporter of the game.
The Zimbabwe cricket community extends its deepest condolences to Sinikiwe’s family and friends at this difficult time.