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Betty Makoni Honoured With Abel Muzorewa-Legend Award

Published: December 12, 2012

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ZIMBABWE Girl Child Network founder Betty Makoni has been handed a Federation Of Peace Award which was first handed to former Prime Minister Abel Muzorewa, the first Zimbabwean to receive such in the United Kingdom.

The award effectively raises Makoni to the status of an international Ambassador of Peace awarded by the Universal Peace Federation organisation’s women division.

There are on database records only (2) two other Zimbabweans listed apart from Makoni given this award, and the first of them was former Prime Minister of Rhodesia-Zimbabwe Abel Muzorewa; the second is an activist by the name Diana Murungu.

Makoni was handed the award three weeks ago at a Christmas function in London.

The Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP) – UK’s President, Mitty Torma explained to ZimEye on Tuesday why Makoni was given the award saying it was in recognition for her outstanding efforts to represent and coordinate crucial women’s issues internationally:

It was “because she came to speak at the UK parliament about her work and about how she has been working to raise and highlight the issues happening in Zimbabwe to do with the girl child and HIV in her country and we were very impressed that she has saved so many young girls.

Honoured….Betty Makoni

“We wanted to recognise her for that and to celebrate her achievements,” she said.

 

US trip

Meanwhile, Makoni has been in the United States where she has a long schedule of visits with high profile persons. This week she was at former US president Bill Clinton’s School Of Public Service in Little Rock where she was guest of honour.

Bill Clinton’s School Of Public Service is a division of the University of Arkansas.

Says Makoni of her encounters there:

“I was taken round the Presidential Clinton Center here in Little Rock. It takes peace, unity, knowledge, wisdom and everything positive for a people to build schools, universities and libraries and keep them neat , accurate and make them learning centres. I felt challenged as an African woman and my hope is that we copy some things that are good…what is good about the west is they put education first. There is a culture of learning and researching and discovering new things …..that is good to copy. Once you destroy education you destroy a people and once you lie about knowledge you can destroy everything and everyone,” she said.


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12 Comments on "Betty Makoni Honoured With Abel Muzorewa-Legend Award"

  1. CHANDO KUPISA on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 5:26 am 

    Nxa! kutegesa kwega kwega.

  2. Papa Wemba on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 7:19 am 

    Mamwe maaward guys.kikiki.1st it was given 2 mzorewa,a selout,then to some1 called murungu(food 4 thot) now its this makoni.

  3. Anonymous on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 7:35 am 

    2 very shallow people above

  4. Bla Miki on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 9:44 am 

    Anonymugòdhöyì, who is shallow here between the Muzorewa award winner and us observers? Did Muzorewa bring any peace to this country, with his Dzakutsaku and Pfumorevanhu?

  5. Madziya on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 11:15 am 

    If people remember well, the bombing of guerilla bases in Mozambique escalated during Muzorewa’s time. He used to boast that his security forces will wipe out terrorists – and someone calls such a murderer peaceful person! By accepting such an award this lady has demonstrated stupidity of highest order.

  6. Chegotsi on Thu, 13th Dec 2012 12:16 pm 

    Dzakutsaku kurova mai!! Next they will give some funny French award or knightwood that has been given to Van T already. Sellout awards and this Makoni shld learn to do the right thing ie reject these meaningles awards. Kana nesuwo! why don’t we intoroduce such awards like “Mbuya Nehanda” ‘s award for justice or “Sekuru Kaguvi” award for dedicated service to Zim? Fewer ppl would accept such things like a French nighthood. Chii ichocho?

  7. sipomtambo on Thu, 13th Dec 2012 4:26 pm 

    Saka mafunga kuti Betty should be thrown out together with her good works nekuti vamwe venyu ndanamanyengavana, mbudzi, imbwa nevacheche, muri ngoko dzinoswero tuta ngoro dzematoto, mozoshandisa toilet -paper mofunga kuti mabuda muprimitive zone.ha…ha.ha.ha.ha.ha.ha.

  8. Nhunzi on Thu, 13th Dec 2012 5:07 pm 

    I saw this one coming from ana Mister Manyengavana for real. This lady traveled far to get this award imi maakuhukura sa Bla Miki huu huu for no reason. Betty haasi Dzakutsaku. Arikutsvaga avo vemubobo vanofamba vakachajisa kuda kuzvambura pwere dzirikubuda choya. Nhundiramutsime, mharapatsetse ndodzirikutsvagwa na Betty. Munomuti i UANC pfumo nebadza mamboona akapfeka ma brown colours here? Handiti arikuita ruzha kuri ana baba vasungirire nyoka dzavo mumaandaweya vasati vanyika muvanasikana vechipwere. Imi maakusvora award. Buritsa yako iwe tiione Manyenga bofu neapwere. Ma Zimbo hamudi kuona munhu aita twake now you are aligning Betty Makoni to sellout Mzorewa. That was just an award. Iwe kana wasvotwa make sure you get yours. Zvasiyana ne merit award yako ye good student ka izvi.

  9. Gringo on Thu, 13th Dec 2012 7:38 pm 

    Betty anyanya kunyepera vanhu kuti she is helping vanasikana kuZimbabwe. She left the country almost a decade ago. How much of the money that she has been swindling madonors over this period of self imposed exile has actually benefited girl children kuZimba. Ngaadoke kumusha kana ari serious. Zvaakusvota zvetumaAwards tusina musoro twaanoswera achimhanya kumapepa kuti honaiwo zvandapihwa nanhinhingi. She is becoming a serial awards campaigner (beggar

  10. Bla Miki on Thu, 13th Dec 2012 11:26 pm 

    This MDC sellout has nothing to show for she now selling herself for another sellout reward from the biggest sellout in zimbabwean history muzorewa.

  11. pfumoreropa on Fri, 14th Dec 2012 7:00 am 

    Bishop naMugabe same same, vese vakaponda mugabe achiri kutonda nanhasi. Muzoreva akazomama unto death mugabe a******* mbichana unto death, considering kuti anozenge ave ne99 paachazobva pachigara

  12. gono on Tue, 18th Dec 2012 2:30 am 

    Betty Makoni akadhakwa. Muzorewa did not bring peace, his hands are still dripping blood even in his grave. Betty i**** rinoda mari chete.

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