Farewell Professor Sam Moyo (1954-2015) South Solidarity Initiative

We are deeply saddened to hear about the tragic passing away of Prof. Sam Moyo. Sam died in New Delhi in the early hours of November 22, succumbing to injuries sustained in a car accident. He was in New Delhi for a conference organised at the Jawaharlal Nehru University on Labour Questions in the Global South.

Sam was the founder and Executive Director of the African Institute for Agrarian Studies (AIAS), Zimbabwe. He dedicated his life to advancing agrarian reform and worked with a range of institutions and actors including, the Government of Zimbabwe, universities, research groups, peasant associations and social movements across the South.

Sam will be remembered not only in Zimbabwe but across the global south as a critical and tireless voice that combined academic rigour with a deep commitment to social justice and activism.