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Who Is Nkosilathi Emmanuel Moyo?

29 Mar 2017 at 11:18hrs | Views
Nkosilathi Emmanuel Moyo, Snr is a human rights defender, democracy activist, writer and a protest artist. He was born on the 29th of May 1987 in Chinhoyi where he did his primary education before relocating to his home province of Midlands where he completed his secondary education in the rural community of Gokwe.

He is based in the small mining town of Kwekwe where he heads a community youth organization namely the Zimbabwe Organization for Youth In Politics (Z.O.Y.P) which he co-founded in 2010 and he is serving as it's Executive Director.

Moyo is also the Senior Trainer at the Community Human Rights Defenders Academy where he trains human rights defenders from remote communities of Midlands province with skills to enhance their human rights work.

He started this academy upon his return from Ireland where he went through some human rights trainings in Dublin so he started this initiative to impart skills to human rights defenders from remote communities.

He is a multi-talented protest artist who wrote political books, poems and songs to demand change in Zimbabwe. His books are namely 'Zimbabwe A Revolution Waiting To Happen, 'Robert Mugabe from Freedom Fighter To The People's Enemy, 'The Rise of Grace Mugabe-The Fall of ZANU PF' and 'Handbook for Young Revolutionaries'.

His political books demand change in Zimbabwe and condemns oppression and gross human rights violations being committed by the incumbent government. He penned a lot of poems which also went viral on social media demanding change.

His most popular poems are 'Hekanhi Waro Gushungo' and 'Wakapasvika sei pauri Simba Chikore' which also condemns government oppression, corruption and nepotism in Zimbabwe. He is also into protest music and he released two debut singles namely 'Musadherere Povo' and 'Nyaraiwo Vanhu' these protest hit songs also went viral and caused a stir across Zimbabwe.

In February 2016,Moyo made headlines after sending President Robert Mugabe a prisoners uniform marked 'Crimes Against Humanity' on his 92nd birthday and a video message informing him that he must be sent to the Hague to answer for crimes against humanity.

He was hounded by suspected state agents over his present to President Mugabe and he fled the country and went into exile in South Africa. He later on returned to Zimbabwe in November 2016 to continue with his activism.

Moyo is one of the most popular human rights defenders in Midlands province who rose from grassroots to national prominence because of brevity and commitment in fighting for change in Zimbabwe.

Moyo is pursuing a degree in Development Studies, he is married to Beauty and they have three children Lilly, Tanaka and Nkosilathi Emmanuel Junior.

He is reachable on his whatsapp +32485850059

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