Healing demands truth, not mere legislation

ZIMBABWE has been experiencing bloody conflicts dating back from the pre-colonial era as political and ethnic differences spurred violent clashes. The worst conflict after independence in 1980 was Gukurahundi in Matabeleland and Midlands where thousands of civilians were killed when the North Korean-trained 5th Brigade launched a crackdown against perceived dissident elements. According to the [...]

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Dzamara abduction dominates observance of rights violations day

Zimbabwe yesterday joined the rest of the world in marking the International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and the Dignity of Victims with the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum expressing concern at the resurgence of cases of abductions. This followed the abduction of journalist and political activist Itai [...]

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Residents demand peace, reconciliation commission

GWERU residents have demanded that the government act with speed in setting up the long overdue National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) to address past political injustices and other wrongs perpetrated against victims for national healing and reconciliation. The NPRC is one of the five independent commissions established by the Zimbabwean Constitution whose mandate is [...]

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Residents call for action over peace commission

DISAPPOINTED by the slow pace Parliament is taking in operationalising the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC), Binga residents have called on civil society organisations to institute legal action to force the legislature to act with speed. Speaking at a one-day NPRC information kiosk run by the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum at Manjolo business [...]

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