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Partisan Zimbabwe police slammed

Some survivors of political violence in Zimbabwe have slammed the Zimbabwe Republic Police for assisting Zanu PF supporters in perpetrating violence against opposition party supporters during elections in the country Narrating their ordeals at a ceremony to commemorate the International Day for the Right to Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and For the Dignity of…

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‘NPRC Bill is unconstitutional’

The National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Bill (NPRC Bill) gazetted on December 18, 2015, is unconstitutional and reduces the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission to a ministerial department, the National Transitional Justice Working Group of Zimbabwe (NTJWG) has said. Speaking to journalists yesterday, the NTJWG, which was represented by its chairperson Alec Muchadehama, independent expert Otto…

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Reconciliation bill illegal, lawyers

A TRANSITIONAL justice campaign group has said the recently gazetted National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) bill is unconstitutional and must be revised. Government gazetted the National Peace and Reconciliation Bill last December to give effect to Sections 251, 252, and 253 of the Constitution. President Robert Mugabe has since appointed commissioners to run the peace and…

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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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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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