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gets top US award
February 07, 2013
defender Farai Maguwu is one of the recipients of this year's
Giraffe Heroes award for "outstanding citizens" worldwide.
The awards are
organised by a United States non-profit making organisation, Giraffe
In a brief citation,
Giraffe Heroes' Project said Maguwu had suffered a lot in
his efforts to expose irregularities in Zimbabwe's mining
Maguwu is telling the world that the miners in the diamond fields
of Zimbabwe are being abused," the organisation said.
also demanding loudly that the profits from the mines be used to
benefit the people of that country rather than disappearing into
been imprisoned and he's watched constantly, but his Centre
for Natural Resource Governance goes on monitoring the mines and
In 2010, Maguwu
spent 31 days in remand prison over allegations of publishing falsehoods
regarding operations in Marange
diamond fields. The charges were later withdrawn by the State.
Other recipients of the award include former US Navy SEAL, Eric
his combat pay to establish The Mission Continues, a non-profit
organisation that matches US veterans still eager to serve, with
communities that can use their devotion and skills.
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