The accident occurred when a Zebra Kiss bus heading for Mutoko side swiped an army bus which was heading to Harare.
Eight people died on the spot while 31 others were injured.
The team was coming from a military wedding in Mutoko.
Zimbabwe National Army Commander Lieutenant General Edzai Chimonyo says the force has lost young soldiers who had a bright future.
Some of the survivors came to bid farewell to their colleagues could not hold back their tears as followed proceedings.
The five who lost their lives are Dudzai Chimbadzo, Takemore Gatsi, Learnmore Matanga, Leonard Haisa and Sharmaine Madondo.