Sam Levy
Sam Levy
Born(1929-10-09)October 9, 1929
DiedJune 5, 2012(2012-06-05) (aged 82)
NationalityZimbabwe
EducationPrince Edward High School
Occupation
  • Businessman.
Spouse(s)Gloria
ChildrenIsaacs, Julia, Maurice, Raymond


Sam Levy is one of the most celebrated business people in Zimbabwe.

Background

Sam Levy was born in Kwekwe on October 9, 1929.[1] er


Career

Levy was one of the most influential business people of his generation and had a lot of business interests in the country. Arguably the Sam Levy Village which is a very prominent shopping mall situated in Borrowdale.[1] It is speculated that he built the mall without the approval of the city council in the 1990s and only regularised the mall when he was threatened with demolition by the city fathers. He also has a shopping complex in Kadoma as well as houses. Around the 1960's, he established Macey's supermarket group. Around the same time, he also had a farm in Nyanga which specialised in the production of fruits.[2] In 1973, Levy acquired Duly’s Angwa Street property (Ximex Mall) from London County Properties for $1,5 million which was said to have been the biggest property deal at that time. In 1975 he also contest in the Salisbury elections and was elected councillor for ward 8.

Accolades

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
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Philanthropy

He is said to have been involved with Child Survival Trust together with Kiki Divaris

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fanuel Kangondo Sam Levy, the man and his legacy, The Herald, Published: January 25, 2014, Retrieved: March 14, 2014
  2. Matambanadzo and Freeman Razemba Business tycoon Sam Levy dies, Nehanda Radio, Published: June 7, 2012, Retrieved: March 14, 2015