‘Moyo, a key figure in Zim’s legal and business sector’

‘Moyo, a key figure in Zim’s legal and business sector’

Sternford Moyo, a board member of ALPHA Media Holdings (AMH) and a top lawyer, has been described as a key figure in Zimbabwe’s legal and business community.

Moyo died on Friday and will be buried today at Glen Forest Memorial Cemetery.

During a church service in Harare on Monday, Moyo’s colleagues spoke highly of the lawyer and businessman.

Manicaland Minister of Provincial Affairs and Devolution Misheck Mugadza described Moyo as a “towering figure” who has left an indelible mark on the country’s history.

“Sternford’s legacy will continue to inspire generations to come. His dedication to serving the nation, his passion for justice and his commitment to improving society will never be forgotten,” he said.

Renowned constitutional lawyer and former Finance Minister Tendai Biti, who has worked closely with Moyo on several projects, praised his “sharp mind” and “unwavering principles”.

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“Sternford was a man of great intellect and conviction. His counsel was always sought after and his wisdom was invaluable. We will miss his guidance and direction immensely,” Biti said.

Professor Lovemore Madhuku, a respected scholar and human rights activist, described Moyo as a human rights champion who fought tirelessly for the rights of marginalised communities.

“Sternford’s unwavering commitment to protecting human rights and advancing social justice was exemplary,” Madhuku said.

“His contribution to the development of our nation will be remembered by future generations.”

According to the funeral programme released yesterday, Moyo’s body will leave the family home in Greystone Park for a church service at the River of Life Church, prior to the burial at 2pm this afternoon.

Moyo was chairman and senior partner of Scanlen & Holderness, former chairman of the Sadc Lawyers Association and the Law Society of Zimbabwe.

He was also the immediate past president of the International Bar Association (IBA), becoming its first president of African descent. He served in that position from 2021 to 2022.

He previously served as Co-Chair of the Human Rights Institute and the African Regional Forum at the IBA.

In 2022, Moyo received the Freedom of the City of London award for his commitment and contribution to the international legal sector.

That same year, he delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the IBA annual conference, saying that “Africa cannot be left behind” in economic development. He also spoke at the 2019 edition of the conference.

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