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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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Councillors defy Kasukuwere, vow to skip Thursday tribunal

SUSPENDED Gweru city councillors have vowed not to appear before a “Kangaroo court” local government minister Saviour Kasukuwere established to “fire” them. Kasukuwere, earlier this week, wrote to the councillors summoning them to appear before a tribunal this Thursday. The 12 Councillors, including mayor Hamutendi Kombayi, were last month suspended by Kasukuwere on allegations of gross misconduct and mismanagement…

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Activists say abduction of opponents is Mugabe govt’s terror tool

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s regime has used enforced disappearances as a strategy to spread terror within the society, the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum has said. In a statement to mark the international day against enforced disappearances, the rights lobby group said the issue of insecurity spreads across communities. “The feeling of insecurity generated by this practice is…

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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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