This is a preliminary report on transitional justice highlighting some of the key findings of the Forum’s “Taking Transitional Justice to the People” Programme. To date, the Forum is working with the Legal Resources Foundation, Media Monitoring Project Zimbabwe, Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition, Zimrights and Bulawayo Agenda as its implementing partners. The report is not in any way meant to be an exhaustive critique of Zimbabweans’ position on transitional justice but it does capture some important observations that should be useful to many who wish to see past wrongs addressed and the nation move forward towards a more democratic and human rights respecting dispensation.
The Forum has only visited four provinces so far but will reach out to all the other provinces and listen to the communities. Eventually, it is hoped that the findings from the country’s provinces will help shape and inform our engagement with authorities in encouraging them to ensure a formal transitional justice mechanism that respects the wishes of the victims and Zimbabweans is put in place.
The Forum wishes to thank the European Commission’s Delegation to Zimbabwe (EC) for funding this