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ZLHR mourns Dr Zinhumwe

by Simbarashe Sithole
31 Oct 2016 at 15:16hrs | Views
ZIMBABWE Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has said they have learnt with deep sadness of the loss of Dr Cephas Zinhumwe, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Non Governmental Organisations (NANGO) on Saturday 29 October 2016.

Dr Zinhumwe steered NANGO during a tumultuous period for civil society in Zimbabwe. His humility, commitment and passion for assisting his fellow citizens, stood out as reflected by the persecution he endured including being arrested and detained at one time for allegedly breaching some provisions of the draconian Public Order and Security Act.

"It is no surprise that through his commitment to the human rights discourse and to justice for all, NANGO at one point played a key role in the leadership and management of the SADC Council of Non Governmental Organisations, an independent apex organisation of umbrella NGO formations in all the 15 SADC members states, where NANGO played a key role in facilitating civil society contribution to regional integration, for sustainable people-centred development, open and accountable governance and participatory democracy.
His advice and support were always sought out and will be treasured for years to come," said ZLHR.

"His loss will leave a marked void in the organisation and in our hearts."

The ZLHR Board, membership, management and secretariat said they extend their deepest condolences to Cephas's family and relatives, colleagues and staff at NANGO; and his friends both within and outside the non-profit making sector. He will be greatly and deeply missed.

"May His Dear Soul Rest in Eternal Peace," said ZLHR.

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