Full name Tafadzwa Bernard Madondo
Born February 17, 1981, Bindura, Mashonaland
Died November 17, 2008, Bali, Indonesia (aged 27 years 274 days)
Major teams Manicaland
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Fielding position Occasional wicketkeeper
Education Lilfordia Junior School; Falcon College
Relation Brother - TN Madondo
|First-class span||2000/01 - 2000/01|
Tafadzwa Madondo was a leading schoolboy cricketer and rugby player before emigrating to New Zealand where he forged a successful career in real estate and modelling. A skillful batsman, his one first-class appearance in the 2000-01 Logan Cup was as an offspinner who could bat a bit. Soon after he moved to New Zealand where his other careers took off.
He was regarded by many young black Zimbabweans as an inspirational figure, an example of what was possible. He had the benefits of a privileged education where his sporting prowess was encouraged and developed.
Madondo's older brother, Trevor, who was the first black batsman to be picked for Zimbabwe, died from malaria at the age of 24 in 2001.