Dumazi is of Swazi origin—from Eswastini, formerly called and still commonly known as Swaziland. He grew up in Zimbabwe, then Rhodesia, under colonial rule.
During his childhood Dumazi and his family witnessed and were impacted by the Zimbabwean War of Independence when white colonialists attempted to maintain an apartheid state in Rhodesia–liberated in 1980 as the independent nation of Zimbabwe.
Dumazi experienced first-hand the egregious injustice of a racial supremacist state and offers a life of experience on the struggle against racism and colonialism in Africa, which provides vital insights for those engaged with 21st century discourse on racial equality, racial equity and emancipation.
Dumazi has a strong sense of social justice which is expressed through his commitment to eliminate discrimination of all kinds including racial, gender, class and national prejudices. His passion to apply the principles of justice and unity is manifested in approaches to transformation that promote collective understanding in environments characterized by trust and mutual support. From a young age, Dumazi’ s commitment to the promotion of the oneness of humanity was influenced by two influential women—one of them being his biological mother—who were deeply committed to overcoming oppression in its various forms.
Dumazi holds a BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brooks University and is an affiliate of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants.
Dumazi was invited to serve in the Finance department at the Bahá’í World Centre in Haifa, Israel. He served at the World Centre for over 10 years before moving to the United Kingdom. Currently, Dumazi is the Finance Coordinator of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United Kingdom. Dumazi has a passion for travelling and has visited a good number of countries and continents. He enjoys being in the kitchen, cooking and baking.