Haim Galante was an Italian Jew from Rhodes Island, Greece. In 1913, Isaac Simon Benveniste, who had established a furniture trade in Gatooma after he arrived in 1908, offered Galante and his friend Jacques Nissim Alhadeff a post in his furniture business in Chakari.
Another trader, Behor Leon established himself at Marandellas. Galante and Alhadeff would follow him there and then onto Gatooma where Galante would establish his own trading station.
On 10th January, 1922 he married Estrella Leon in Cape Town, South Africa. On 12th August, 1939, Galante was naturalised. Galante died in Harare, Zimbabwe 1980.
- Rhodesian Jewry and Its Story Part IV (www.zjc.org.il) (pdf) – Eric Rosenthal
- James Gavin