Advocate Fadzayi Mahere is a 35-year-old Zimbabwean born inspirational and trailblazing – Lawyer, Politician and Human Rights Activist.
She has been vocal on social media challenging the Zimbabwe government on corruption and human rights issues.
She was among those arrested for taking part in Zimbabwe protests in 2020, with protesters accusing the government of corruption, human rights abuse and mis-governance.
Fadzayi holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in Corporate Tax Law, Criminal Law & Human Rights Law from the University of Zimbabwe and a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in International Criminal Law & International Commercial Litigation from the University of Cambridge, UK.
Fadzayi is also an international speaker on African development and has spoken at the Harvard African Development Conference 2017 and the University of Cape Town Zimbabwe Society. She regularly gives talks at schools on the importance of civic engagement by young people and women’s rights.
She ran for the post of Member of Parliament for Mt Pleasant Constituency where she contested as an independent candidate in the 2018 election.
Fadzayi has since joined Zimbabwe’s main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change, where she has been appointed the Shadow Secretary for Education, Sport and Culture.
She is currently the Spokesperson of the Zimbabwe’s main opposition party – MDC Alliance.
Despite of all the arrests and political intimidation Advocate Mahere continues to speak out in support of human rights and advocating for the rights of disadvantaged citizens in Zimbabwe.