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Inside/Outside with father and human rights defender Obvious Benhura
June 11, 2013

Describe yourself in five words?
35 years old, father, separated, unemployed and in human rights advocacy field.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Honesty and hard work pay.

What’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever done?
Abandoning going to church and venture in guzzling

What is you most treasured possession?
My daughter, Ruvimbo Jane Benhura

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Realise that some leaders (statesmen) are violating human rights and freedoms daily but keep on clinging to power and refuse to address and redress their short comings and inhuman acts.

Do you have any strange hobbies?

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
Nothing, otherwise I will be cursing God.

What is your greatest extravagance?
Buying clothes and guzzling lots of beer.

What do you have in your fridge?
I am sorry, I do not have a fridge. I live in the countryside areas (rural areas) which have no electricity. Again, I cannot afford to buy a fridge.

What is you greatest fear?

What do you have in your pickets right now?
Reading materials and my I.D only.

What is your favourite journey?
Going to the U.S.A, interact and meet with human rights defenders and politicians.

Who are your heroes in real life?
My parents, all human rights defenders and democrats.

When and where were you happiest?
Here and in Harare when I excelled in my Ordinary and Advanced levels and when my daughter was born in Harare.

What’s you biggest vice?

What were you like at school?
I was intelligent both in class and in extramural activities. I passed both my Ordinary and Advanced levels and failed to get tuition fees for university/college education due to poor background.

What are you doing next?
Currently, I am a human rights defender here and hoping to keep up with the work. Wishing that maybe one day my dream of going to the University will come true and educate my only daughter.

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