ZIMBABWE Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has learnt with deep sadness of the passing on of Bekezela Maduma, the Secretary General of Gwanda Residents Association on 31 December 2020.
Maduma’s death is a great loss not only to his family, but the entire Matabeleland region.
Up until his death, Maduma actively worked with ZLHR and other Civil Society Organisations (CSO) in the protection and promotion of human rights.
Maduma championed challenging of human rights violations and represented the interests of Matabeleland at various forums.
At the time of his death, Maduma was leading litigation efforts aimed at ensuring access to safe, clean and potable water to the residents of Gwanda.
ZLHR will always value the contribution to fostering a culture of human rights that he made. As a partner and a client, we salute Maduma for actively pursuing redress for violations for many people in the region. Through several advocacy and litigation efforts, Maduma sought to foster a culture of human rights, democracy and constitutionalism in Zimbabwe.
Maduma will be sadly missed by all those who were privileged to share some moments with his worthy existence. The ZLHR Board, Secretariat and Membership express their deepest condolence to the Maduma family, friends and colleagues.
May his soul rest in peace.
Hamba Kuhle Maduma! Go Well!
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