New Leadership For Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights

zlhr_logZimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) is pleased to advise that on Monday 24 August 2009, Mr. Andrew Makoni was duly and unanimously elected the new Chairperson of ZLHR. He will be deputized by Ms. Sarudzayi Njerere, whilst Mr. Selby Hwacha takes over as the Chair of ZLHRs Finance and Administration Committee.

Upon assuming the leadership of the organisation, Mr. Makoni said in a statement:

I follow in a line of remarkable and exemplary leaders who have guided this dynamic organisation since its formative stages in 1996 through to today. In particular, my predecessor Josephat Tshuma astutely guided this ship through very difficult and trying times

We have to confront many challenges if ZLHR is to remain relevant to our society. We should continue our calls for reforms in the security sector and other key institutions. We should not stop our demand for a new people-driven constitution, an independent judiciary, and an independent prosecuting authority. We must demand democracy and good governance and the respect of human rights and human dignity. Our advantage is having a voice which the society trusts and listens to. Let us take advantage of that opportunity.
ZLHR Board, Staff and Members wish to congratulate the incoming leadership, and acknowledge the sterling work done by the previous office-bearers and the entire Board. We look forward to continuing with tenacity our mandate to promote and protect human rights in Zimbabwe under the guidance of our new executive.

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