Meet Our Members
Mr. Alec Muchadehama
Mr. Alec Muchadehama is a Legal Practitioner and one of the founding Partners for Mbidzo, Muchadehama and Makoni Legal Practitioners. He is professionally associated with the following organisations: Member of the Law Society of Zimbabwe – 1991 to date, Member – Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, Board Member Belvedere Teachers’ Technical College, Chairperson – Voluntary Media Council of Zimbabwe (VMCZ), Board Member – Zimbabwe Doctors for |Human Rights, Trustee – Zimbabwe Labour Lawyers Trust. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and LLB Law Degrees from the University of Zimbabwe in 1989 and 1990 respectively and an MBA in 2001. He has worked for the Ministry of Justice as a Public Prosecutor. In 1997, he joined a Harare law firm, Chihambakwe, Mutizwa and Partners. In 2001 he left to form the current law firm. Mr. Muchadehama has received many awards for his outstanding commitment to the protection and promotion of human rights. He is the current Chaiperson of the National Transitional Justice Working Group until 24 September 2016.
Ms. Memory Kachambwa
Deputy Chairperson / Women and Transitional Justice
A dynamic, energetic Development Professional and Women’s Rights Advocate, with 15 years’ experience in establishing new initiatives, philanthropy, transformative cross regional leadership, movement building, training and consultancy. A Gender and Governance specialist by training with expertise in the areas of Program and Organisational Management, Community mobilisation, Outreach, HIV and AIDS, Gender Based Violence, Gender Mainstreaming, Gender Auditing, Gender Assessment, Women’s Economic Empowerment, Policy Analysis, Peace, conflict management and transformation, Advocacy, Humanitarian, Research, Monitoring, Evaluation and Results Based Management, Capacity Building and Human Rights. Work experience in managing and coordinating projects with multiple development partners. Worked as the Executive Director of The Women’s Trust, accomplished 8 years in the United Nations System, working for UNFPA, UNIFEM and UN Women. Writes on women and extractives, politics, transitional justice, gender social dynamics and culture. Sits on Boards for the Women and AIDS Support Network and the Student Solidarity Trust an organisation that assisted survivors (students) of political violence, Fellow of the Fast Forwarding to the Future East and Southern Africa Leadership Programme patroned by Madam Graca Machel and the late Nelson Mandela and also co-founder and convener of the Africa-wide African Young Women Leadership Caucus which ensures young women’s participation in the Pan African dialogue and debate. Holds a MSc in Water Resource Management, BSc in Geology, Geography and Environmental Science and currently studying for a Masters in Peace, Human Rights and Development.
Fr. Fradereck Chiromba
Promotion of Truth
Fr. Dr. Fradereck Chiromba is the Secretary General of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference (ZCBC) since 2004 and the former Executive Secretary of the Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations (ZHOCD) until the beginning of 2014. ZHOCD brings together the Heads of the Zimbabwe Council of Churches, The Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference. His current office is responsible for coordinating the various interventions of the Church in humanitarian work through Caritas; lobbying, Advocacy and Governance through the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace; Education and Health through the Social Services Cluster; and finally the pastoral work of the Church in Zimbabwe. He was part of the team that initiated the process of crafting a National Vision for Zimbabwe that produced the discussion document titled The Zimbabwe We Want. The document, produced in 2006 changed the national discourse in Zimbabwe from one of polarization and confrontation to one of engagement, dialogue and transformation. He was the Co-Chairperson of the Church and Civil Society Forum in Zimbabwe until 2014.
Ms. Roselyn Hanzi
Justice and Accountability
Ms. Roselyn Hanzi is a lawyer registered to practice law in Zimbabwe, employed by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights since 2007 and is presently working as Project Manager. She has managed the Human Rights Defenders and Institutional Reform and Policy Formulation portfolios. She holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree Honors from the University of Zimbabwe and Master of Laws (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa, from the Center for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria and post graduate qualifications – Diploma in Transitional Justice from International Center for Transitional Justice and a certificate in Legislative Drafting from the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at the University of London. She has researched and written on the situation of Human Rights Defenders in Zimbabwe, elections, and human rights law broadly, institutional reform topics on judiciary, and other key rule of law institutions involved in justice delivery as well as general human rights issues. She has also coordinated the representation and at times participated in representing human rights defenders at courts as well as other public interest litigation court cases.
Dr. Rev. Raymond G. Motsi
Dr. Rev. Motsi is the Executive Director of Grace to Heal, and one of the founders and current Chairperson of Christian Alliance, Chairperson of Our Neighbours Ministry (ONM), Member of the trustees for the Bulawayo Project Centre, Chairperson of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA) peace and Justice and Chairperson of EPART. He obtained his PhD in Conflict Transformation from Pretoria University, South Africa. He has worked with a number of organisations on peacebuilding and conflict transformation in Africa including teaching at Mindolo Ecumenical and pan-African Studies in Kitwe, Zambia, Peacebuilding in South Sudan among tribal groups and United Nations Summer School in New York. He has assisted organisations working on trauma healing in Rwanda and Burundi. From 1990 to 2010, he served as the Senior Pastor at Baptist Church in Bulawayo and from 2009 – 2011 as the President of the Baptist Union of Zimbabwe.
Mr. Anthony Reeler
Institutional Reform / Independent Expert
Mr. Antony Reeler is a Senior Researcher (formerly the Director) at the Research and Advocacy Unit [RAU], an independent institution specializing in human rights, transitional justice, and governance. Since its being set up in 2006, RAU has produced over 150 reports, opinion pieces, and articles on aspects of the crisis in Zimbabwe. Educated at St George’s College in Harare, Tony Reeler attended the then University College of Rhodesia, reading for an LLB, and subsequently attended the University of Exeter, reading for a BA in Psychology, and the University of Leeds, reading for an MSc in Clinical Psychology. A former academic at the Universities of Malawi [1978-1980] and Zimbabwe [1982-1992], was founding director of the Amani Trust , a post held until 2002. Following resignation from the Trust, worked for Idasa until the establishment of RAU in 2006. Since 2000, has been an active member of civil society. Was founding chair of the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum in 1999, a member of the founding committee of the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition in 2001, and previously a committee member of the Zimbabwe Election Support Network [ZESN]. Was an active member of the Core Partners of USAID from 1999 to 2003. Was an active contributor in the setting up of the Tree of Life Trust, and a current Trustee. Has been a member of several international missions on the Zimbabwe crisis. In 2000, led a mission to Europe and the UK to publicize the plight of torture victims, and, in 2001, was part of a civil society delegation to the EU, the UK, and the US to push for the imposition of targeted sanctions against the Mugabe regime. Was a member of the civil society grouping in 2003 to determine the parameters for a transitional process in Zimbabwe. Was a member of the Council of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims [IRCT] from 1993 to 2003, and a member of the Executive Committee of the IRCT from 2000 to 2003. Has published widely in the fields of mental health, trauma, human rights, and governance. Currently works on issues of governance and elections, providing research reports, analyses, and opinion pieces.
Mr. Otto Saki
Mr. Otto Saki is a human rights lawyer, with a keen interest in governance issues, regional economic communities, civil society and supra national human rights mechanisms. Otto holds a Bachelor of Laws Honours Degree (LLBS) from University of Zimbabwe (03) and Masters in Law (LLM) from Columbia Law School (08) obtained under a human rights fellowships program. For his master’s program, Otto focused on practical human rights interventions in the Americas (refugees, citizenship), enforcement of international law, mass media and economic development, transitional justice and impunity and human rights advocacy among others. He interned with premier regional human rights organizations such as Southern African Human Rights Trust (SAHRIT), the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) (The Gambia). Otto joined Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) in August 2003 as the first projects lawyer in a staff compliment of three. After leaving ZLHR in 2009, Otto joined USAID as the deputy office director for the Democracy, Rights and Governance Office until his resignation in August 2013. For his efforts in advancing human rights an fundamental freedoms, Otto has been recognised internationally including in 2006 by Reebok Human Rights Award and in 2007 by Junior Chamber International as one of the ten most outstanding young persons in Zimbabwe in respect of law, human rights. In 2007, he was awarded a fellowship to pursue Masters in Law at Columbia Law School in the City of New York as well as take personal time off from the gruelling personal and professional routine as a human rights lawyer. In 2012, Otto was nominated as one of the inaugural top 35 young Africans. He completed an executive course in leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Otto has litigated before the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights, contributed to two publications on human rights, transition in Zimbabwe, conducts and facilitates training for lawyers in Zimbabwe and the region, including Swaziland, Sudan and South Sudan. Otto is also a board member of Centre for Applied Legal Research (CALR) the premier law research institution founded by legal scholars and academics.