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Christabel is an Associate at Manokore Attorneys. She is a highly motivated, dynamic, analytical and operationally focused legal practitioner with experience in civil litigation, alternative dispute resolution, registration of securities, debt collection and real estate. Christabel has also emerged as a pro bono lawyer and is the pro bono coordinator at Manokore Attorneys.

Christabel has mainly advised private entities which include financial institutions, pharmaceutical distributors, pension funds, foreign investors and property developers.

Experience has included advising:

  • Manokore Attorneys, in developing the firm’s Pro Bono and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy and coordination of various pro bono initiatives in collaboration with DLA Piper Africa
  • As a team member, a South African client from a Zimbabwean debtor, specialized drafting of court pleadings and articulation of instructions to counsel in a complex matter involving exchange control protocols and the repatriation of funds
  • As a team member, a foreign investor in pre-funding and pre-acquisition due diligence exercises in Zimbabwe
  • A property developer in Zimbabwe in compiling a property risk analysis matrix for a prominent
  • As a team member, various organizations in Zimbabwe in conducting regulatory compliance audits

Professional Qualifications

  • Registered Legal Practitioner of the High Court of Zimbabwe, admitted to the Law Society of Zimbabwe (2015)
  • Qualified Conveyancer and Notary Public of the High Court of Zimbabwe (2019)


  • University of Witwatersand, South Africa, LLB Hons (2013)

Prior Experience

  • 2016 to date, Associate, Manokore Attorneys DLA Piper Africa member firm in Zimbabwe
  • 2016, Legal Professional Assistant, Harare based law firm
  • 2015, Legal Professional Assistant, Harare based law firm
  • 2014, Legal Consultant, Harare based Health Consultancy firm.
  • 2012 to 2014,  Legal Intern, Harare based law firm


  • Law Society of Zimbabwe (2015)

Setting up a company in Zimbabwe

Commercial Law Firms in Zimbabwe are increasingly mandated to advise on the procedures which must be followed in-order to set up a company in Zimbabwe.

Debt recovery in Zimbabwe

In section 2 of the Prescription Act of Zimbabwe Debt is said to be including “…anything that may be sued for or claimed by reason of an obligation arising from statute, contract, delict or otherwise”.