The team

The team


Chris Chinaka: Senior retired journalist

Faith Zaba: Zimbabwe Independent Newspaper Deputy Editor

David Maruziva: Senior retired journalist



Chairperson: Kumbirai Mafunda (Programmes Officer – Communication at the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights)

Vice Chairperson: Kelvin Jakachira (Group Head of News and Current Affairs AB Communications)

Treasurer: Martha Mashonganyika (Southern African Parliamentary Support Trust – Finance Manager)

Committee member: Columbus Sebastian Mavhunga (Freelance journalist)

Committee member: Ruth Butaumocho (Senior journalist – The Herald Newspaper)

Ex-Officio: Nhlanhla Ngwenya (National Director)



National Director: Nhlanhla Ngwenya

The National Director is the Head of Secretariat. He is responsible for overseeing administration and programmes implementation in line with the organisation’s strategic plan. Other key duties include staff supervision, fundraising, establishing and maintaining relationships with various organizations, including government, and utilise those relationships to strategically enhance MISA Zimbabwe’s Mission. He is also the primary spokesperson to the orgnisation’s constituents, the media and the general public and undertakes other duties as assigned by the Board, to which he reports.

Finance & Administration Manager: Ophias Kimbini

Develops and implements accounting and management systems for MISA Zimbabwe for effective management of the financial and human resources of the organisation and delivery of efficient support to programme implementation.

Programmes Coordinator: Nyasha Nyakunu

Coordinates the planning and implementation of approved programmes and budgets in line with the vision of MISA Zimbabwe. Supervises the implementation of activities by all programme officers and produces draft narrative reports for the Director to review and submit to funding partners.

Administration Officer: Annie Musodza

Attends to MISA Zimbabwe administrative issues in consultation with the Finance and Administration Manager. Provide administrative support to MISA Zimbabwe programmes to ensure effective execution of its work.

Programmes Officer [Legal, Monitoring & Evaluation]: Farai Nhende

Implements Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (M&E) and maintains a system focusing on data collection, analysis and reporting with the respective programmes officers. Also develops and delivers strategic legal interventions in the promotion and protection of freedom of expression and the right to information in Zimbabwe.

Programmes Officer [Advocacy]: Tabani Moyo

To implement the advocacy strategy of MISA Zimbabwe so that it reaches out to its members and stakeholders. Build up the membership base of MISA Zimbabwe and ensure the interests of members are represented in all areas of MISA Zimbabwe’s work through the development of consistent, innovative and on going programming which ensures full participation of members at all levels within the Chapter. Engage policy makers on issues to do with MISA -Zimbabwe’s vision.

Programmes Officer [Broadcasting & ICTs]: Koliwe Majama

To strengthen MISA Zimbabwe programme by engaging policy makers in the Broadcasting and the Information Communications Technologies (ICT) sectors for promotion of freedom of expression and the right to information.