Zimbabwean human rights lawyer
Beatrice Mtetwa is a Swazi born and naturalised Zimbabwean lawyer who has been internationally recognized for her defense of journalists and press freedom. Mtetwa and Tawanda Nyambirai founded Mtetwa & Nyambirai Legal Practitioners in 2006 and it has established itself over the past decade as one of Zimbabwe's leading law firms. In 2005, she won the International Press Freedom Award of the Committee to Protect Journalists. The award citation stated that "in a country where the law is used as a weapon against independent journalists, Mtetwa has defended journalists and argued for press freedom, all at great personal risk."
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- "I am not an activist because there is any glory or cash to it and not because I'm trying to antagonize the government... I'm doing it because it's a job that's got to be done."
- "I have, even as a child, always been a firm believer in fairness and always strive to be even-handed in my dealings with everyone."
- "If anyone wants change,they have the obligation to do something to attain that change." The only weapon I developed as a form of protest was to surreptitiously take out the air from the bicycle tyres every morning, which almost always delayed the cyclists. From then on, I questioned virtually everything I did not agree with.
- "What should be important is the fact that you are the best man or woman for the job and if you are you should be appointed."
Quotes about Beatrice MtetwaEdit
- The system is afraid of her. She is steadfast, determined & resolute. Don't omit her when names of heroes of this generation are called
- Beatrice Mtetwa is a regionally and internationally recognised lawyer and woman human rights defender who is known for her fearlessness and dedication to tenaciously use the law to protect the rights of others while placing herself in the firing line