Lizwe Jamela

Lizwe Jamela is a lawyer. He works under the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) NGO. He has experience in the fields of law, justice and human rights and community engagement and transitional justice processes.


Jamela was born in 1980 in Mberengwa, Midlands .

Education & Career

Jamela studied for a law honours degree at the University of Zimbabwe, with an optional course on alternative dispute resolution.

Jamela worked for the Ministry of Justice from 2004 to 2006 as magistrate stationed in Bulawayo and Tsholotsho, before joining a private law firm in Bulawayo (2006-2010).

He joined the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights as a senior projects lawyer in 2010 and rose to be regional manager for Matabeleland and Midlands regions.

In 2013, he completed a Masters in law studies (LLM) at the University of Pretoria majoring in human rights and democratisation in Africa, with transitional justice in Africa making a component of the studies.