Fortune Daniel Molokela-Tsiye
1. Personal Details
- Name: Fortune Daniel Molokela-Tsiye (also known as Daniel Molokele or Fortune Mguni)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mobile: +263713726552
- Gender: Male
- Nationality: Zimbabwean
- Birthplace: Hwange Colliery Hospital, Hwange
- Date of Birth: 31 January 1975
- Marital Status: Married to Doctor Samukeliso Dube since 2001
- I am a politician who is currently serving as the duly elected Member of Parliament of Zimbabwe representing Hwange Central Constituency.
- I am also the Chairman of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee for Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development.
- I also play another political role as the national Secretary for Communications or Spokesperson for the MDC Alliance partly led by Advocate Nelson Chamisa.
- I am a very experienced administrator, human rights lawyer, media and political analyst, former civil society leader and a highly respected Pan African public health advocate.
- I have over the years developed a wealth of experience in co-ordination and management of various national and international civil society initiatives and programmes.
- I also possess excellent administrative skills and experience in such aspects as project management, organisational management and supervision, financial management, fundraising and donor relations, proposal and report writing, monitoring and evaluation
- My other attributes include being able to accomplish tasks efficiently and decisively, dependable team player and team leader, ability to communicate cohesively at all levels using various strategies, highly creative, innovative and visionary, ambitious and goal driven but always willing to learn more.
- Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Africa Leadership University (2019)
- Master of Laws (LLM) degree from the University of South Africa (2008)
- Bachelor of Laws honours (LLB) degree from the University of Zimbabwe (1999)
- Management of Human Rights Institutions at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria (2004)
- Justice, Good Governance and Human Rights in Africa, Advocates international Accra Ghana (2003)
- Project Management, Resource Mobilisation and Managing Donor Relations, Troparg Consulting Zimbabwe, (2003)
- Music Rights in Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (2002)
- Religious Liberty, Conflict Resolution and Ethics, Advocates international, Washington DC (2002)
- Educational Concerns for the Global Technology and Environment Makerere University, Uganda (1998)
- GCE Advanced Level, Cambridge University Local Examination Syndicate. (1993-94)
- GCE Ordinary Level, Cambridge University Local Examination Syndicate (1989-1992)
4. Employment History
- Prospective Founder and Senior Partner at Whange Law Chambers from January 2020 to date. Hwange. Responsible for the setting up of the new legal practice and the management of all staff.
- Managing Director at Calyx Africa from May 2017 to December 2019. Hwange. Responsible for the management of all staff and overall implementation of business growth strategy plan.
- Executive Director at AIDS Accountability International (AAI) from July 2014 to May 2017 Johannesburg. Responsible for the management of all staff and overall implementation of the five-year strategy plan for AAI.
- Civil Society Partnerships Programme Manager at Southern Africa Regional Programme on Access to Medicines and Diagnostics (SAPAM), from May 2011 to 2019. Johannesburg. Responsible for the coordination of the regional civil society networks on promotion of access to medicines in all SADC countries.
- Africa Programme Officer at World AIDS Campaign International (WACI), from June 2009 to April 2011. Cape Town. Responsible for building and co-coordinating a broad based civil society network to promote Universal Access issues on HIV and AIDS across at least fifteen countries in sub-Saharan Africa
- International Co-ordinator at Global Zimbabwe Forum (GZF), from June 2007 to May 2009. Geneva. Responsible for the global co-ordination of the international network of various Zimbabwean NGOs and civil society networks across the world.
- Media and Communications Officer at Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF), from January to May 2007. Johannesburg. Responsible for facilitating and co-coordinating of the setting up of the national communications strategy and media advocacy programmes for the new South Africa Medecins sans Frontieres country offices.
- Media and HIV and AIDS Programme Co-ordinator at Southern Africa Editors Forum (SAEF), from August 2005 to October 2006. Johannesburg. Responsible for the organizational secretariat offices and co-ordinator of the Southern African media and HIV advocacy programme.
- Media and Advocacy Officer at Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition, from January 2005 to July 2005. Johannesburg. Reporting to the board of directors, in charge of the media and communications department, advocacy lobbying and campaigns department. Report writing, proposal writing fundraising and organisational development.
- National Co-ordinator at Peace and Democracy Project (PDP), from February 2004 to December 2004 . Johannesburg. Reporting to the Board of Trustees and in charge of Secretariat and entire administrative staff.
- Regional Programme Officer at Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ), from January 2002 to January 2004. Bulawayo. Reporting to Executive Director and in charge of partnerships and advocacy programme for Southern Zimbabwe region.
- Regional Programme Officer at National Constitutional Assembly (NCA), from November 2000 to December 2002. Bulawayo. Reporting to National Co-ordinator, Secretariat for regional Task Force and in charge of partnerships and advocacy programme for Bulawayo province.
- Practicing Attorney at Ben Baron & Partners Legal Practitioners, from June 1999 to October 2000. Bulawayo. Zimbabwe. Reporting to Managing Partner and in charge of paralegal and junior clerical staff.
- University Law Student attachment at Regional Magistrates Courts at Harare from January 1997 to March 1997.
- University Law Student attachment at Manase & Manase Legal Practitioners, Harare, from January 1998 to March 1998.
- University Law Student attachment at Kantor & Immerman Legal Practitioners, Harare, from July 1998 to September 1998.
5. Leadership and Other Work Experience
- Vice President of Zimbabwe National Students Union for 1997-98
- President of University of Zimbabwe SRC for 1998-9
- Vice President of University of Zimbabwe SRC for 1996-7
- Secretary General of University of Zimbabwe SRC for 1995-6
- Hall of Residence Student Sub-Warden for 1998-9
- Committee Member of University of Zimbabwe Christian Union for 1996-98
- Board Member of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (Zimbabwe Chapter), an organisation that promotes media freedom, diversity, and pluralism
- Board member of the Government Board for Mental Health Patients, a Zimbabwean Government Board that addresses issues affecting mental health patients
- Founder and Chairperson of the Christian Legal Society of Zimbabwe (CLS), an organisation set up to unite and network Christian jurists in Zimbabwe
- Founder and Board Member of Bulawayo Agenda Trust, an organization seeking to promote debate, dialogue, and development among Bulawayo residents
- Founder and Chairperson of the Christian Leadership Forum (CLF), an organisation that seeks to unite and network Christians involved in public policy issues and politics.
- Founder and Convenor of the Gospel Music Association (GMA), an initiative of the Zimbabwean gospel artistes that seeks to promote the growth of the gospel music industry.
- Board member of the Zimbabwe Online News Project
- Board member of Transparency International (SA) chapter
- Member of South African Institute of international Affairs
- Member of the Freedom of Expression Institute
- Board Member of the MISA – South Africa Chapter
- Board Member of Amnesty International – South Africa
- Member of the Bambanani Batanai Zimbabwe Association
- Institute for War and Peace Reporting as a media consultant
- Zimbabwe Media Online Project as a legal consultant
- South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) as a Zimbabwe elections analyst
- Human Rights Institute of Southern Africa, (HURISA), Analyst and presenter
- Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), as media laws analyst
- Programme Support for the South African NGO Coalition (SANGOCO)
- Institute of Advancement of Journalism (IAJ), workshop facilitator
- Columnist for New Zimbabwe.com, The Zimbabwean, Mail and Guardian, etc.
- Political analyst for SW Radio Africa, Voice of the People, Studio 7, SABC Africa
- Presented various papers in various forums on media and human rights laws which include among others IWPR, HURISA, WISER, Heal Zimbabwe Trust, PDP, among others.