Chenai Gillian Matshaka

Assistant Postgraduate Forum, Political ScienceUniversity of Pretoria


Chenai Matshaka is a PhD student at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. She has worked in the human rights field in Zimbabwe and South Africa focusing on organized violence, torture, political violence, as well as migrant and refugee rights. Her research interests include transitional justice, memory, and conflict as well as tradition-based systems of justice.

Award Information

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship 2017

Political SciencesUniversity of Pretoria

Truth telling, memorialisation and the role of civil society in the shaping of narratives on the 2008 electoral violence in Zimbabwe.