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 community participation in transboundary natural resources management initiatives through research and policy advocacy. He has worked with rural and poor communities in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park and the Zimbabwe Mozambique and Zambia transfrontier conservation area. He can be conducted on mutusod[at]zela.org
Nobuhle T Mabhikwa
Darlington Chidarara is a Programmes Officer. He holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in Environmental Law from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He also holds a Bachelor of Laws Honours (LLBS) Degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and a Post-Graduate Course Certificate in Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development from the University of Oslo, Norway. Darlington has lectured several legal courses at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa for over 2 years and at the Great Zimbabwe University’s Hebert Chitepo Law School. Darlington describes his professional joy in the application of laws to better the lives of marginalised communities and disadvantaged groups of the communities. His research interests are in Environmental Law and Property Rights, Mining Law, Climate Change & Energy Law. He can be contacted at darlington.chi[at]zela.org
Josephine holds a Bachelor of Laws Honours Degree (LLBs) from the University of Zimbabwe and is currently pursuing a Master of Laws (LLM) with the University of South Africa. She has at least four(4) post qualification experience in both the private and NGO sector. Josephine joined ZELA as a Bertha Justice Fellow in January 2019. At ZELA, she is a member of the public interest litigation unit which seeks to address issues of environmental , economic, social and cultural rights violations by state and non-state actors within the natural resources sector. She is passionate about equitable and sustainable use of natural resources and respect of human rights in the conduct of business/investments.
Richard Ncube is a registered Legal practitioner and holder of a valid Law society of Zimbabwe practising certificate. He graduated from the University of Zimbabwe in 2016 with Law Society book price. His passion for human rights work can be traced from 2015 when he joined Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights as a research assistant assigned to work under the Public interests Unit to work on human rights litigation cases. In 2018 he joined Kadzere Hungwe and Mandevere(KHM) At KHM he had occasion to litigate on commercial, labour and human rights cases. Richard Ncube joined ZELA in 2019 as a Bertha Justice Fellow. He is assigned to work under the litigation Unit whose main target is to litigate on environmental justice. He is also n avid researcher and s keen interest in wildlife cases.