ZIMBABWE ASSOCIATION

Zimbabwe Association: Solidarity and Sharing

  • The Zimbabwe Association is an independent, charitable membership organization with particular expertise on Zimbabwe, which works with asylum seekers in the UK. It has a  network of groups and individuals around the UK providing practical and emotional support to asylum seekers and refugees. The Zimbabwe Association works with others to improve the asylum system and enhance refugee integration in the UK
  • The Zimbabwe Association wants to see all those seeking protection in the UK treated fairly and humanely
  • The Zimbabwe Association is a non-partisan and independent organisation with no political role in Zimbabwe itself
  • The Zimbabwe Association maintains links with groups in Zimbabwe working to improve the situation in the country
  • We strive for a time when Zimbabwean exiles have the self-confidence and resources to make their own choices from alternative directions for their future 

Zimbabwe Association is delighted and privileged to have the support of Trustees:

Margaret Ling

Margaret is a British member of the ZA and has been a trustee since 2007. Margaret’s connections with Zimbabwe started in the pre-independence period and involvement in the anti-apartheid movement. In the 1990s, Margaret worked for the Zimbabwe International Book Fair as its international agent.

Margaret is active in the Britain Zimbabwe Society (BZS), partner organisation to the ZA. She is now a full-time carer, after working in charity finance and before that in the publishing industry.

 

Rex Ejimonyeabala

Rex has been a trustee of the ZA since 2015 after conducting research on the strategic and operational direction of the organisation. He chairs the ZA Communications working group and is also an enabler on the Community, Membership and Fundraising working group.

Rex is a full time consulting analyst and holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Kent and MSc from University College London (UCL).

Richard Jaramba

Richard was elected as a trustee for the Zimbabwe Association at the 2016 AGM. He brings his Pastoral skills from many years in church leadership and leadership skill from other social groups.

Richard has worked within the youth church scene in Zimbabwe for many years, hosting camps for youth and young adults. Richard is also a founding member of the Firm Foundation Network Chinhoyi.   

Richard holds a BA (Hons) in Theology and Mission (York St John University) from Formission College of Birmingham UK.  

 

Dr Hazel Siringwani

 

 

Dr Joann McGregor

Edgar Muzawazi

Edgar was appointed a trustee of the ZA in November 2016. He sits on the Finance and Governance working group, Education and Training working group and Information and Communication working group.

Edgar has over 25 years work experience in the banking, retail and housing sectors in Zimbabwe and the UK. He is a qualified banker (South Africa), qualified chartered secretary (UK) and has an MSc degree in Corporate Governance from London South Bank University.

Edgar enjoys watching sport and listening to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

 

Pythias Makonese

Pythias chairs the Education and Training working group for the ZA after being appointed as a trustee in November 2016. Pythias previously worked as a teacher in Zimbabwe for almost 25 years both in the Primary and Secondary Education.

Pythias enjoys watching football and discussing Zimbabwean politics.

Delina Mutyambizi

Delina comes from a Banking professional background. She brings perspective and insight to a variety of corporate governance and leadership issues that can truly shape the ZA. As a trustee, Delina engages and works with others in providing practical and emotional support to asylum seekers and refugees to improve the asylum system and enhance refugee integration in the UK.

Her combined experience as a former asylum seeker, and currently as a human rights activist, makes Delina a high-calibre trustee with the right skills to help the ZA’s board reach its potential. She also has a comprehensive understanding of the Zimbabwean diaspora society served by the ZA.

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