By Tafadzwa Chigandiwa
Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has described prominent Zimbabwean human rights advocate Dewa Mavhinga as a ‘pillar of the struggle’ following his untimely passing.
Mavhinga reportedly succumbed to Covid-19 complications on Saturday in Johannesburg, South Africa.
He was 41.
The late prominent lawyer was the Southern Africa director for Human Rights Watch.
In a condolence message the opposition party wrote,”The MDC Alliance expresses its deepest condolences at the sudden passing of human rights champion @dewamavhinga. He was a pillar of the struggle for a better Zimbabwe. He will be greatly missed. May his dear soul Rest In Peace”.
Mavhinga will be remembered for promoting human rights in Zimbabwe.
He spearheaded a number of research documents including a report entitled “Rough Diamonds” which exposed some terrible human rights abuses in Zimbabwe’s diamond field.
The report specifically exposed the Human Rights Abuses that took place in Zimbabwe’s Marange Diamond Fields.
“Rough Diamond” is regarded as one of his greatest achievement in his career which had over a decade of experience.