108-year-old Bosso patron dies

HARARE - Highlanders chief executive Ndumiso Gumede has described the deceased club benefactor Tafi Ziyabuya Moyo as a rare breed of a man who will be irreplaceable. 

Moyo died yesterday morning in the Intensive Care Unit of a Bulawayo hospital he was admitted. 

The Bulawayo businessman was 108-years-old.

“He has been patron of our team for as far back as I can remember,” Gumeda told the Daily News yesterday.

“He played a big role in the team. He was a businessman in his own right, running shops and transport companies and helped fund the club.  At 108 he had out lived age-mates at Highlanders.

“I am 68 and my knees are already packing up. You have seen me limping in the stadiums, imagine if I was double that. He is irreplaceable. Where can you get a man who devotes his wealth to a club? Old man Tafi was such a person.”

Comments (2)

Last time I saw this old man was at 747 club in August while out in the care of his family having a BBQ and some fresh air, he looked unsteady on his feet but generally good for his age. Resi in peace tata. Now back to the business of Bosso why cant all the clueless executive resign, instead of appointing and pocketing monies at the club, nothing filters down to the players at all. Iam tired you lot, your hearts are are not at seeing Brokesso succeed but in enriching your sorry selves in the expense of the team and the long suffering Brokesso supporters, yes am accusing you lot of corruption, bribe taking and all the filth, yes you lot are now a burden to Haahaalenders, yes we are a laughing stock now. Resign all of you and handover reigns to young executives, not Ohms please, or Maphepha, Muhlwa, or Peter Dube these are already tired and clueless, they need to be baby dumped. The state of Haahhhalanders football clu, unkempt is unacceptable, there is no other asset in the name of Haahaalanders, the two buses that had been donated by the Germans were quickly made defunct so you continue hiring kombis from your friends, whose charges you inflate so you can cream the difference, there is no difference Haahhalanders is run from the government of Zimbabwe thru ZANU, same same mindset. Nonsense, you fail the players, fail the team. If you play Brokesso the likely outcome is you will contract h.i.v, stop this concubine culture nonsense, you flaunting your many girlfriends in clubhouses , by now if you were a progressive outfit there should be an office of h.i.v testing and counselling at Brokesso club, Resign now you lot with your crackling arthritis bones and all, we have had enough off your excuses. For your own knowledge, I am a true Ndebele, was a true Haahaalanders supporter, travelled one time anywhere for games, sang for the team, but it dawned on me we had an elephant team led by a few mafia with rat brains. Take it, it's yours.

Mgobho - 9 December 2014

rest in peace patron your name shall always be written when this team's history is written RIP

nkox - 9 December 2014

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