Vuyo Mokoena is the eldest of six children born to a struggle activist woman and man from the West-Rand township of Bekkersdal. Throughout his formative schooling years, Vuyo served on various leadership committees. After matriculating amidst a family financial trough in 2000, Vuyo resorted to doing building and construction work.
In 2002, he became a Muslim and in 2003 he enrolled for an Islamic course at Newcastle- Durban, which qualified him as an Aalim eight years later. In the thick of his studies- 2006, he married his first wife with whom he has four children. Upon completion of his Islamic studies, he was appointed Chairperson/ Ameer of the Bekkersdal Muslim Association and in 2013 he became an Imaam in the same community.
A year after that, he married his second wife- with whom he has two children. At the present, Vuyo is the Chairperson of G.M.S.C Ulamah counsel and has fostered good working relationships with Awqaf and H.O.U organisations which seek to develop underprivileged Muslim communities while tackling the injustices of the day. He is also a member of G.W.C.R.A a civil society group. Vuyo is a political activist though he is not affiliated with any political party.