Southern Africa Director with the Africa Division at Human Rights Watch, Dewa Mavhinga has died.
Details concerning his death are still sketchy.
Pedzisai Ruhanya, MDC Alliance activist, posted on social media mourning the legal expert. He said:
In life, there are real friends, top-notch friends. You were one among such important friends. Wandirwadza Dewa. RIP my brother.
Norman Matara, a local medical doctor also mourned Machinga. He said:
Big bro, Why! Devastated! You said you will be fine!
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Dewa has more than ten years of research and advocacy experience on Zimbabwe as well as in Southern Africa. Before joining Human Rights Watch, Dewa worked as the Regional Coordinator for Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition based in Johannesburg.
In 2012 Dewa co-founded the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute, a public policy research think-tank based in Harare. He is a recipient of the British Chevening and Canon Collins Trust scholarship, Dewa holds a bachelor of law honors degree (LLB) from the University of Zimbabwe and a master of law degree in international human rights (LLM) for Essex University, United Kingdom.