Meet the Secretariat

These are the people in the day to day running of the affairs in our organization and they make sure we have aligned our work towards the programming areas.  They strive to offer the best of efforts towards reaching our goals.

Barbra Nyangairi
Executive Director

Barbra holds a Masters in Forced Migration, BSc in Public Administration & Diploma in Education. Barbra has written and conducted research on Deaf education, Access to Health for the Deaf & Sign language. Barbra has a keen interest in the empowerment of the Deaf and hard of hearing.She has experience in human rights, democracy, governance, elections, gender & education.

Perpetual Charuma
Finance And Administration Manager

Perpetual Charuma has 9 years’ experience in Zimbabwe’s financial sector as a Banker and Finance Officer in the Non-profit sector. She holds a Bachelor of Technology in Business Management and Entrepreneurship, A Masters in Strategic Planning and is studying for ACCA. At Deaf Zimbabwe Trust she is responsible for financial management and ensuring that all projects are implemented using sound financial practices according to DZT financial policies and procedures

Paidamoyo Chimhini
Programmes Manager

Paidamoyo Chimhini holds a Bachelor of Science Honours in Psychology Degree from the University of Zimbabwe. As programmes manager, she is responsible for coordinating the organisation's projects across the various programming areas and ensures their alignment with the DZT's objectives. Since joining the organisation in 2015, Paida has gained experience in project implementation and management, advocacy, youth empowerment, research, psychosocial support, concept development and training.

Mirirai Edith Tandi
Education Programmes Officer

Mirirai holds a Bachelors of Arts Honours Degree in Development Studies from Midlands State University. As a Programmes Officer, she is responsible for advocating for the right to quality education for children who are Deaf. She has a good knowledge and experience of the Zimbabwe Education system and programme integration with regards to learning, child development, children rights and child participation issues as well as a good understanding of child safeguarding issues and children rights programming. 

Valentine Makubaza
Finance And Administration Officer

Valentine Makubaza holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honors Degree in Banking and Finance from Bindura University. She joined DZT as an intern in 2017 and has been providing support to the finance and administration department since then.

Samantha Mushore
Legal Officer

Samantha Shamiso Gwerevende is a Legal Officer at Deaf Zimbabwe Trust (DZT) at the Disability Rights Law Centre. She holds a BA degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from Rhodes University, South Africa. She is a Disability Rights Advocate and specializes in the areas of access to justice, human rights awareness and inclusion.Her role at DZT involves drafting legislative proposals/amendments that contribute to legislative agenda of DZT. She is also responsible for identifying test cases in conjunction with management and providing legal expertise and support to DZT’s services.Samantha also holds an Advanced level certificate in Sign Language, and has experience in Sign Language interpretation for individuals and institutions.

Elton Dominiko
Sign Language Officer


Elton Dominiko is employed by Deaf Zimbabwe Trust as a Sign language interpreter. He is a qualified Social Worker who holds a Diploma attained from the Women’s University. He also holds a National Foundation Certificate in Sign Language.At Deaf Zimbabwe Trust, Elton is responsible for Sign language facilitation/trainings for individuals, corporates and community groups. He is also involved in acting, creating and editing Sign language videos and offering Sign language interpretation in general DZT television programmes.

Tatenda Munetsi-Moses
Finance and Adminstration Officer

Tatenda Munetsi-Moses has  B.Tech (Hons) in Entrepreneurship and Business Management from Chinhoyi University of Technology, Holder of a certificate in Project Planning ,Monitoring and Evaluation from University of Zimbabwe. Current studies MBA with Womens University of Africa. She provides support to the finance and administration department.

Siphoesihle Ndlovu
Sign Language Officer

Siphoesihle Ndlovu is a qualified Sign language interpreter who holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Translation and interpretation Studies from the University of Zimbabwe. She is also certified in the following professional courses: - Certificate in remote interpreting ( UFS) - HSK 1 in Chinese -Certificate in basic Zimbabwean Sign language ( King George VI) - Certificate in advanced Zimbabwean Sign language ( Deaf Zimbabwe Trust). Siphoesihle is currently a Sign language interpreter at Deaf Zimbabwe Trust and she has an experience in Sign language training, Ndebele translation and Intepretation. She has interpreted in the medical sector , media fraternity and legal domain.

Lloyd Mangoh
Media and Communications Officer

Llyod Mangoh holds a Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from Harare Polytechnic College.He works to promote legal rights of Deaf and Persons with disabilities in Zimbabwe through promoting equality and access to justice.

Susan Chibika
Senior Programmes Officer

Susan Guwuriro-Chibika holds a Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in Psychology from the University of Zimbabwe and a Master of Science in Strategic Management from the Chinhoyi University of Technology

She is a pragmatic Social Scientist with over 15 years of continuous and extensive experience working with vulnerable communities in gender and education; child development and youth empowerment; Livelihoods; HIV and AIDS programming; and Disability Inclusion.

Tendai Dodofema
Social Worker

Tendai Dodofema is employed as Social Worker at Deaf Zimbabwe Trust. She is a renowned disability rights advocate who has advocated for disability inclusion in all sectors in Zimbabwe. As one of Zimbabwe’s first ever Deaf social worker, she has supported children who are Deaf in education and has spoken up against abuse and neglect of children with disabilities. Tendai has also worked closely with women with disabilities promoting women leadership in communities and in politics. A strong advocate for Sign Language use in Zimbabwe, Tendai has led several initiatives promoting Sign Language in education, the justice system, health and in homes. Through her experience and exposure, Tendai is key in promoting and advocating for inclusive electoral and political processes in Zimbabwe and has been nominated for ZEC Commissioner (2022)

Dorothy Nyika
Social Worker

Dorothy Nyika holds a Diploma in Social work with Women's University in Africa and is studying towards attaining a Bachelors in Social work Honours Degree. She is also certified in Early Childhood Development and National Sign language. She is passionate about access to education and health issues. Dorothy joined DZT as a scribber for first Deaf Social Work students in 2018.

Dumisani Nkomo
Social Worker

Dumisani Nkomo is a qualified Social work who is Deaf. He obtained his diploma from the Women's University in Africa, where he is currently studying for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work.

Dumisani has defied all odds. He is also a licensed driver and stands out as a Deaf Champion and role model and for other young persons with disabilities.

Tino Nekati

Tinotenda Nekati is a Driver at Deaf Zimbabwe Trust, who is Deaf.

He passed his "O" Level at Danhiko and he did a National Foundation Certificate in Mechanics at Ruwa Rehabilitation Centre. He also holds a City and Guilds Diploma in Motor Mechanics attained from Speciss College.

Tinotenda is a licensed Driver, with a Defensive Driving Certificate