Terence Hussein

Attorney Terence Hussein

Terence started practice in 1992. He is a member of the International Bar Association and the Law Society of Zimbabwe. Apart from practice he has also done the following:

2000 – 2003:

  • Vice Chairman of the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe. Supervised the creation of the Zimbabwe’s first gazetted frequency spectrum and map. This was subsequently adopted by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) as the official spectrum for television and radio waves for Zimbabwe.
  • AGRIBANK – Committee Member specifically appointed by the majority shareholder to re-structure and re-orientate Agribank so as to re-capitalise and improve its viability. Also tasked to provide legal advice to transform the entity into a land bank.

2004 – 2005:

  • Board Member of Rufaro Marketing (Pvt) Ltd. This was the largest alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage chain of outlets in the city of Harare.
  • Commissioner of the City of Harare. The Commission which comprised 10 members ran the affairs of the City of Harare for two years in the absence of an elected Council. The Commission managed to change the financial status of the City from insolvent to solvent. The City of Harare is the capital city of Zimbabwe with a population of 1.2 million people and at the time employed 12 000 employees. The City provided services such as sanitation, potable water, roads maintenance, firefighting services and public health. Terence chaired the Environmental and Procurement Committees. He was also a member of the Executive Committee.
  • Chairman of the Harare Municipal Medical Aid Society. This medical aid society, at the time consisted of 26 000 members. The medical aid society was a medical insurance fund protecting and investing the members’ monthly contributions and managing claims for medical services from medical service providers such as doctors and medical laboratories. From the date Terence assumed Chairmanship to the time his term expired, the Society had been transformed from a status of insolvency to a situation where the medical fraternity accepted the medical aid card and guarantees from the Society.

2004 – 2007:

  • Board member of Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company (Pvt) Ltd (Ziscosteel). Ziscosteel was the largest integrated iron and steel works in Africa, and employed over three thousand workers and had the capacity of producing one and a half million tons of steel per year. Terence sat on the Human Resources Committee and his legal skills in tax, financial and mineral resource matters were gratefully utilized by the company. During Terence’s stint as a Board member of this company, the company realized its first profit in 20 years.
  • Board member of Zimchem Refiners (Pvt) Ltd. Zimchem is a chemical refinery which produces products derived from coal, such as benzene, tar, creosote etc. It was the largest tar and Benzene producer in Zimbabwe.
  • Board member of Buchwa Iron Mining Company (Pvt) Ltd. Buchwa is the largest iron ore mine in the country. It also produces limestone and stone aggregate

2014:

  • Chairman – Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited Pension Fund. Terence is one of 12 Trustees of this Fund, which manages a sizeable portfolio of assets consisting of moveable and immoveable assets.
  • Board Member – Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited. A Zimbabwe Stock Exchange listed company. This company’s core business is the publication of several newspaper titles such as The Herald and The Chronicle newspapers.

Apart from his corporate achievements in the legal fraternity, Terence is no stranger, having represented and handled numerous high-profile matters for a clientele who read as the “who’s who” of Zimbabwe. Notable cases handled by Terence include the setting aside of the election of the Speaker of Parliament and the confirmation of the election of the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe.

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