A Zimbabwean human rights activists, Dzikamai Bere, has won a United States award for his role in promoting transitional justice in the country.
Bere, a programmes coordinator with the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, has already received an invitation letter from the US Presidential Precinct, an institution training young leaders, to attend the function that will be held in the Washington DC, US on July 25. The function is dubbed, ‘Salute Africa: A Tribute to Mandela Washington’.
Part of Bere’s invitation letter dated June 13 by Niel Piper, the executive director of the Presidential Precinct reads:
At this international gathering of business and political leaders, we would like to present to you our Presidential Precinct Young Leader Award.
Through this award, we seek to honour visionary alumni of the Precinct, who are promoting social, political and cultural progress for the world’s developing democracies. We cannot imagine a more deserving candidate than you to receive this distinction.
Your contributions as a leading advocate for transitional justice in Zimbabwe and parallel efforts to broaden the constituency of individuals engaged in this critical endeavour are exemplary. In accepting this award, we would ask that you speak to the assembled young African leaders and dignitaries about how your experience through the Presidential Precinct has impacted your leadership on behalf of the National Justice Working Group in Zimbabwe (NJWGZ) and other platforms.
Bere said that he was humbled by the recognition.
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