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Professor Tumai Murombo
Board Chairperson

Professor Tumai Murombo is a co-founder and current Chair ZELA Board. He holds a PhD (Wits), Masters’ of Law in Environmental Law (Pace, USA) and in Human Rights Law (Cape Town) and an LLB (Hons) (University of Zimbabwe). He is an admitted Legal Practitioner, Notary Public and Conveyancer.

Mutuso Dhliwayo
Executive Director

Mutuso Dhliwayo is the Executive Director of the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association. He holds a Masters Degree in Environment and Development from the University of KwaZulu Natal and a Bachelor of Laws Honours (LLBS) Degree from the University of Zimbabwe. His special professional interest is promoting

Josiah Chinherende

A Registered Legal Practitioner with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB(S)) degree (UZ), Masters of Business Administration (MBA) (UZ), Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial and Labour Studies (PGDILS) (ZOU) and studying for Masters of Commercial Law degree (LLM) (UNISA)- dissertation level. Currently employed by Damo Resources Africa (Private) Limited as Group Legal Advisor

Makanatsa Makonese

Makanatsa Makonese holds LLB (Hons) and Masters in Women’s Law Degrees from the University of Zimbabwe. She previously served for a considerable time as a Magistrate in Zimbabwe. She is currently the Executive Secretary of the SADC Lawyers Association, an appointment that sees her promoting human rights, the rule of law, good governance and democracy in the SADC region. Makanatsa is a co-founder of ZELA and previously worked for the organization as the Senior Environmental Lawyer.

Naome Chimbetete

Naome currently works for the Mininstry of Finance. Before joining the Ministry she was the Director of the Zimbabwe Women’s Resource Centre Network (ZWRCN) Centre Network