VP Mphoko vis­its Tafi Moyo fam­ily

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Pamela Shumba Se­nior Re­porter

VICE Pres­i­dent Phelekezela Mphoko yes­ter­day vis­ited the late Tafi Moyo’s fam­ily on be­half of Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe fol­low­ing the un­veil­ing of a tomb­stone for the busi­ness­man and long serv­ing High­landers pa­tron. Moyo died in 2014 at the age of 108. VP Mphoko said he was sent by the Pres­i­dent to at­tend the memorial ser­vice on Satur­day but he could not do so as he was not feel­ing well.

The VP de­scribed the late busi­ness­man as a revo­lu­tion­ary pa­triot and a man of courage who worked tire­lessly for the peo­ple. “Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe sent me to at­tend Moyo’s tomb­stone un­veil­ing but I didn’t man­age be­cause I fell ill. I then vis­ited them this morn­ing and passed Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe’s mes­sage to the fam­ily.

“The mes­sage is that Moyo will al­ways be re­mem­bered for the work that he did for the peo­ple and the na­tion,” said VP Mphoko.

He said Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe’s mes­sage shows that he cares about his peo­ple and re­spects those who work tire­lessly to bring devel­op­ment to the na­tion.

“Moyo played a sig­nif­i­cant role in the lib­er­a­tion strug­gle and was a well-known per­son for his good works. The lib­er­a­tion his­tory of Zim­babwe can­not be narrated with­out the men­tion of Moyo as he was one of the founders of the na­tion’s lib­er­a­tion plat­form. He worked closely with the late Dr Joshua Nkomo and Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe and other na­tion­al­ists and left a legacy that has to be em­u­lated by generations to come,” said VP Mphoko.

The late Moyo was one of the first black busi­ness peo­ple in the coun­try.

He was among dar­ing Zim­bab­weans who trans­ported groups of guer­ril­las with their arms to var­i­ous parts of the Mata­bele­land re­gion and pro­vided them with cloth­ing and other nec­es­sary items.

Moyo was also well-known for his pas­sion for sports and ed­u­ca­tion, a phi­lan­thropist who pro­vided funds for a num­ber of stu­dents and do­nated fur­ni­ture to a num­ber of schools. — @ pame­lashumba1

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