LSZ wants roads named after prominent lawyers

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The Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) has requested the Harare City Council (HCC) to name two city roads after the country’s two prominent lawyers that are now late.

The lawyers’ regulatory body says the two lawyers were a pillar for the rule of law in Zimbabwe and deserved honour and recognition.

The late Enoch Dumbutshena was the first black judge and Chief Justice of Zimbabwe while the late Professor Walter Kamba was the first vice-chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe.

Vice President of the LSZ, Tinoziva Bere, said the lawyers’ regulatory body wants the two prominent lawyers to be recognised for their contribution to the defence of human rights and their role in the crafting of the country’s first Constitution.

“We have requested the Harare city fathers to honour these human rights fighters.

We cannot have a situation where only politicians are recognised as if they are the sole contributors to the development of this country,” said Bere.

HCC mayor, Muchadei Masunda confirmed having been approached by the LSZ and said his council was looking into the request.

“There was a request made to honour eminent lawyers by the law society and we are looking into it,” said Masunda.

He said that an HCC committee had already suggested that a road in Mt Pleasant suburb be named after Kamba.