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Hon Majome Jessie Fungayi

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CONTACT DETAILS

Postal address: P.O Box 4862 Harare 

Business Telephone: 04-253378 04-751638

Cell numbers:  0776181921/0717581250

Family: Has two sons

 


 

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

·         Tertiary: Master of Laws [LLM]-UNISA, Masters in Women's Law [MSWL]-UZ, Bachelor of Laws (Honours)[LLBS]- UZ, Post Graduate Diploma in Women's Law [DipWL]

·         Secondary : Goromonzi High School, Gokomere High School

·         Primary : Gokomere Primary School, Chikato Primary School, Alfred Beit School

 

PARLIAMENTARY CAREER

2013 to present

·         Elected member of the National Assembly for Harare West Constituency. 

·         Chairperson of the Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee;

·         Member of the Parliamentary Legal Committee;

·         Member of the Local Government, Public and National Housing;

·         Founder and Chairperson of the Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) Zimbabwe Group

·         Member of the PGA International Council

·         Founder and Secretary of the Catholic Legislators Network Zimbabwe

 

2008-2013

·         Elected Harare West Member of Parliament. The first woman lawyer elected to Parliament.

·         2010-2013 Deputy Minister, Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender & Community Development,

·         2009-2010 Deputy Minister of Justice & Legal Affairs

·         2009-2013 Deputy Co-chairperson of the 25 Member Parliament Select Committee on Constitutional Reform(COPAC) which produced the Zimbabwe’s new Constitution.

·         2009-2013 Spokesperson & Information and Publicity Committee Chairperson of COPAC.

·         2009-2013 Member of the Parliamentary Privileges Committee Investigating Contempt of Parliament,

 

CAREER IN GENERAL

·         2004 to date: Founder and Principal at Jessie Majome & Co Legal Practitioners

·         2005-2011 Consultant to UNIFEM Sudan’s Gender Justice in Post-Conflict Reconstruction programme.

·         2001- 2004  Partner at Marondedze, Nyathi, Majome & Partners Legal Practitioners

·         1999  Programme Officer for Zimbabwe Women Lawyers’ Association

·         1997-1998 Legal Officer for Zimbabwe Human Rights Association [ZimRights].

·         1996-1997  Project Lawyer for Bulawayo Legal Projects Centre-a centre of the Legal Resources Foundation

·         1996 Professional Assistant at Makarau & Gowora Legal Practitioners.

·         1995-1996  Administrative Officer in the Women in Development Unit of the Ministry of National Affairs, Employment Creation & Co-operatives

 

POLITICAL CAREER                   

·         2006 - 7. Member of National Executive Committee of MDC & Deputy Secretary for Legal & Parliamentary Affairs

·         2004 - 2005 Vice Chairperson for Harare North District M.D.C. party

·         2003 elected Councillor for Ward 1 Hwange  

·         2003 Chairperson of Hwange Local Board equivalent to Mayor.

·         2002 - 2006 National Spokesperson of the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA).

·         2000 youngest female commissioner in National Constitutional Commission.

AWARDS

·         2016 Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) People's Choice Human Rights Defender of the Year

·         2015 Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) People's Choice Human Rights Defender of the Year

·         2015 Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) Outstanding Female Human Rights Defender of the Year

·         2014 Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association (ZWLA) Women’s Human Rights Defender of the Year

·         2014 Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) Outstanding Female MP Human Rights Defender of the Year

 

AREAs OF INTEREST

·         Media

·         Gender and Development

·         Constitutionalism and Human Rights

·         Local Governance

 

OTHER INFORMATION

·         Member of  Roman Catholic church of the Holy Name. Mabelreign

·         Member of the Holy Name English Choir

·         Member of the Parish Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace Committee (CCJP)

 

HOBBIES

·         Music, reading, physical fitness