Reginald Matchaba Hove

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Reginald Matchaba-Hove, "one of Zimbabwe’s leading human rights activists, was honored along with three other Africans human rights advocates for his contribution to the advancement of human rights and promoting free and fair elections in Southern African.

"The award was presented by the National Endowment for Democracy based in the United States on 27th June 2006 at the US Congress. Earlier that afternoon, Matchaba- Hove and the three other honorees met with President Bush in the Oval Office, where they had what President Bush called an "amazing" discussion on human rights and democratic principles...

"Matchaba-Hove’s human rights career has focused on empowering Zimbabweans to protect fundamental civil rights, ensuring free, fair, and transparent democratic processes, and facilitating the provision of basic social services. He currently serves as the chairman of the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) and the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA). Prior to 1999, he was the chairman of Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights)."[1]

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  1. Steering Committee, World Movement for Democracy, accessed May 18, 2010.
  2. Trustees, Southern Africa Trust, accessed April 9, 2010.
  3. About, Africa Democracy Forum, accessed May 18, 2010.