Political Asylee. Opportunity. Perseverance. Drive. All of the above apply to Tafadzwa Gumbo, better known as Zulu Faz. The son of a pancreatic cancer survivor and a PhD who fled his country in search of knowledge and opportunity, Faz personifies determination. Born in Zimbabwe, Zulu Faz moved to Worcester Massachusetts in elementary school. Fighting common stereotypes of being from Africa, classmates at school would ask him if he had lions running around in his backyard.