SENIOR Minister of State in the President’s Office Simon Khaya Moyo has sent a condolence message to the family of the late Highlanders patron Tafi Moyo, describing the centenarian as a fountain of wisdom, benevolent and an elder of great humility.
Moyo said Tafi’s death has come as a shock, as he was a major contributor to the country’s freedom.
“One cannot narrate the history of our liberation without mentioning in capital letters Tafi Moyo,” he eulogised.
“He was one of the early founders of the platform and his death sent shock waves to us who were closely associated with him for many years.
“He worked with Umdala Wethu the late Joshua Nkomo, our President Robert Mugabe and other nationalists of that time in contributing cash and kind towards the acceleration of the struggle against colonialism.”
Moyo said Tafi’s contribution to the war cause and the country’s independence was immeasurable.
“I wish his family strength and staying power and may his dear soul anchor and rest in eternal peace,” he said.
“He has indeed left a legacy to be emulated for generations to come.”
Tafi (108) died on Monday at Mater Dei Hospital, where he was admitted in the intensive care unit.
Mourners are gathered at 91 Matopos Road, Famona.
He is survived by several children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.