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Prudence Mabhena

Prudence Mabhena, a Zimbabwean singer, overcame physical limitations and social stigma to become a renowned musician. Founding the band Liyana with other disabled students, they aimed to challenge society’s perceptions of disability. Their powerful performances brought awareness to the strength and artistic abilities of the disabled community. The documentary film “Music by Prudence” captured Prudence’s journey and won an Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject). Prudence’s dedication, talent, and resilience inspire others and she received the 2018 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards in the disability sector.

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Janice McLaughlin

Janice McLaughlin MM (1942-2021) was an American Catholic nun, missionary, and human rights activist. She fearlessly exposed human rights violations and fought for justice, particularly during her time in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in the 1970s. Her work shed light on systemic injustice and discrimination faced by the black population, and she continued her advocacy against human trafficking throughout her life. Her legacy is a testament to her unwavering commitment to fighting injustice and inspiring others to make a positive difference in the world.

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Joice Mujuru

Joice Runaida Mujuru, also known as Teurai Ropa Nhongo, was a revolutionary and politician from Zimbabwe. She received military training in Zambia at the age of eighteen and went on to join the Rhodesian Bush War. Mujuru’s leadership and dedication led her to become one of the first women commanders within the ZANLA forces. She later became Vice-President of Zimbabwe and founded the Zimbabwe People First party, leaving a lasting impact on the country’s history.

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Liz Chase

Elizabeth Muriel Chase, known as Liz Chase, was a renowned Zimbabwean field hockey player who left a lasting impact on the sport. She represented Zimbabwe with pride and distinction, playing a pivotal role in the national team’s success. Chase’s dedication to field hockey extended beyond her playing years, as she became a passionate physical education educator and inspired countless individuals. Her life sadly ended due to cancer, but her legacy continues to inspire future generations of female field hockey players.

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