By Staff Reporter
PROPERTY mogul Eddie Pfugari, who collapsed and died at his Milton Park home in Harare on Sunday, will be buried at his rural home in Chiweshe, Mashonaland Central province, on Friday.
A memorial service for the founder of Eddie’s Pfugari Properties will be held today in Harare.
Pfugari’s son, Tapuwa Mahere, said soon after the service, his father’s body will be transported to his rural home in Chiweshe for burial on Friday.
“A memorial service will be held at Pfugari’s Milton Park home on Wednesday (today) between 1pm and 2pm. We will go to Chiweshe for burial,” Mahere said.
Born at Howard Mission in Chiweshe in 1937, Pfugari began his business career in the 1970s, with his first being a food café in the backyards of Harare’s Highfield high-density suburb.
In 1979, Pfugari bought his first farm, Evington, now Samaita Farm, in Beatrice from Edward Scrace.
A few years later, he fulfilled his dream, that of owning a township when he bought Knowe in Norton and developed the area into a low-density suburb.
Pfugari would later buy old houses in Harare and renovate them for resale.
At the time of his death, he was building cluster houses along Oxford Avenue in Highlands and some in Whitecliff.
He also owned several properties in Harare and Bindura. Pfugari is survived by his wife Hazel and five children.