Tafi Ziyabuya Moyo
Tafi Ziyabuya Moyo
Birth: 11 June 1906
Matobo District, Matabeleland South Province, Rhodesia (current Zimbabwe)
Death: 8 December 2014
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Age: 108 years, 177 days
Country: ZimbabweZIM
Centenarian

Tafi Ziyabuya Moyo (11 June 1906 – 8 December 2014) was a Zimbabwean centenarian.

Biography

Tafi Ziyabuya Moyo was born in Matobo District of Matabeleland South, Rhodesia, current Zimbabwe on 11 June 1906. He was an ancestor of the liberation struggle who supported the nationalist movement in Matabeleland by raising funds from his business for freedom fighters through the sale of goats, cattle and crops. Moyo at one time in the 1950s spent 10 years in jail after he bought the late Vice President Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo a ticket for 350 pounds to London for the liberation movement activities. Moyo was one of the pioneer black businessmen and in August 1987, he received a civic award from the City of Bulawayo for his contribution to the improvement of community life, development of sport and for his role in the struggle for an Independent Zimbabwe. In 2006, Moyo celebrated his 100th birthday with President Mugabe among the dignitaries that attended the celebrations held at the ZITF Grounds.

Tafi Ziyabuya Moyo died in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe on 8 December 2014 at the age of 108 years, 177 days.[1][2][3]

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