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Govt should take peace commission seriously: NGO

CIVIC society organisations have blasted government for its snail pace in the operationalisation of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC), which they say is critical for lasting peace, stability and economic development of the country. Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum director, Lloyd Kuvheya said civic organisations were worried about the government’s reluctance to operationalise the…

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Zvishavane residents have expressed ignorance of the provisions of the new Constitution, saying they have not seen or read the document as it is not readily available in the mining town. This is despite the constitutional provisions that government has to widely disseminate information about the Constitution. Some of the mining town residents who visited a one-day…

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Civil Society Escalates Pressure For Reconciliation Body

CIVIL society organisations have ratcheted up pressure on President Robert Mugabe to expedite the appointment of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC), which should have been established more than two years ago. The civil society organisations are working under the banner of the National Transitional Justice Working Group Zimbabwe (NTJWGZ). The commission, whose major functions will…

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Chipinge residents said the delay in establishing  the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) was a deliberate ploy to ensure the body’s mandate expires before it becomes operational. The NPRC is one of the five independent commissions established by Chapter 12 of the Constitution, but is the only one with a time frame of 10 years…

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Masvingo residents demand fresh nominations for NPRC

Masvingo residents are demanding that Parliament  re-open the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) nominations indicating that the nominations that closed in May last year were a Harare Affair. Speaking at the Masvingo NPRC one- day information kiosk opened by the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, Zimbabwe Civic Education Trust, Heal Zimbabwe and Center for community…

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Chinamasa rapped over constitutional changes remarks

THE National Transitional Justice Working Group (NTJWG) has expressed concern over Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa’s recent threat to shed off some of the country’s independent commissions as a government cost-cutting measure. Chinamasa recently disclosed that Treasury was financially hamstrung and proposed to do away with some commissions to cut down on government expenditure. In a statement over…

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NGO's campaign for peace

NON-GOVERNMENTAL organisations (NGOs) held an awareness campaign for the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) at the Bulawayo City Hall car park. The NPRC is one of five independent commissions whose main purpose is to ensure post-conflict resolution, justice, healing and reconciliation. The organisations include Zimbabwe Civic Education Trust, Heal Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum and…

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