Makonese to chair the LRF board
The LRF is pleased to inform all its valued stakeholders that at the Trustees’ Board meeting on 11 March 2016 Mr Thomas Makonese was unanimously elected the Chair of the LRF Board of Trustees. Mr Makonese has had a long and distinguished association with the LRF as well as being much respected in Zimbabwe’s legal fraternity. He was the part-time Centre Director of Legal Resources Foundation Masvingo from its inception in 1981 until 2010 when he then joined the LRF Board of Trustees. He is a registered legal practitioner, notary public and conveyancer and managing partner of Chihambakwe, Makonese & Ncube Legal Practitioners.
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