Published On: Fri, Jan 6th, 2017

Makonese appointed Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission boss

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Simon Munyoro

THE Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHCR) has appointed Makanatsa Makonese to the post of Executive Secretary.
According to details enshrined in her curriculum vitae in our possession Makonese graduated from the University of Zimbabwe with a Bachelor of Laws Degree in 1997.

Makonese has a long and illustrious history in the legal ,human rights andgovernment circles.

From February 1998 to July 2002 she worked as a magistrate before joining the Child Protection Society where she served as Advocacy officer between 2002 and 2003.
Between 2003 to March 2009 she served as Senior Environmental Lawyer and Gender coordinator.
Between 2009 and 2016 she served the Southern African Development committee in the capacity of Assistant Programs Director, Acting Chief Executive Officer and Chief executive Officer.

In her acceptance speech, Makonese said she was humbled to take charge of the ZHCR and vowed to work hard for the betterment of human rights issues in the country.
The position is equivalent to that of Chief Executive Officer in the corporate world.
She also holds a Master’s Degree in Women’s Law and has produced various publications. She is currently studying towards Doctoral degree in women’s law.