The LRF mourns the untimely passing of its Chairman Joseph James. He had been a valued member of the LRF Board of Trustees since 2008, assuming the Chairmanship in December 2014. He has always championed the rights of the disadvantaged and will be sorely missed by the legal fraternity of Zimbabwe and the human rights movement, Our deepest sympathy to his family.
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Village head gets legal boost, fights to save children’s inheritance
In a typical case of greed an uncle intended to deprive children (18 years and below) of their right to inherit their deceased parents’ property. The case was reported to the head of Chinzara Village in Murewa. The father of these children passed on early in 2014.
My name is Tafadzwa Moyo* and I am 13 years old. I live with my parents and my three-year-old younger brother Pride* in Chegutu. I am hard of hearing. I was born a normal child until I suffered from an unknown illness which resulted in me losing my ability to hear and talk at the age of three. On 28 of January 2015 I was arrested for theft, a crime which an adult man from my neighbourhood forced me to commit. If it were not for the swift intervention of the Legal Re-sources Foundation (LRF), I could be languishing in jail.
LRF Statement on the Day of the African Child
The Legal Resources Foundation (LRF) joins the African Union in commemorating the Day of the African Child (DAC) under the theme:25 Years After the Adoption of the African Children’s Charter: Accelerating Our Collective Efforts to End Child Marriage in Africa.The day is commemorated every year to recall the 1976 uprising in Soweto, when a protest by schoolchildren in South Africa against apartheid oriented education resulted in the public killing of young protesters by police officials. The DAC also presents an opportunity to focus on the work of all stakeholders committed to the rights of children in the country and to consolidate their efforts in addressing the obstacles for realizing these rights.