George Charamba inculpated over Gukurahundi remarks

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OPPOSITION political parties and civic groups have hit out at presidential spokesperson George Charamba for “absolving” President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s of any blame in the Gukurahundi massacres. They argued the timing of Charamba’s claims was suspicious as it came when the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) has just begun consultative meetings on Gukurahundi and other past human rights violations. Charamba, in an opinion piece published in a local weekly, said Mnangagwa was then “just a ministerial minion” with no capacity to commandeer the army to conduct the atrocities, but opposition…

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NPRC Chair Justice Selo Masole Nare Sworn in

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa has with immediate effect appointed Retired Justice Selo Masole Nare as the Chairperson of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC). In a statement, the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda said the appointment of Retired Justice Nare was made after wide consultations and as per the provisions of Section 251 (1) (a) of the constitution of Zimbabwe. A seasoned legal expert, Retired Justice Nare served as a Senior Regional Magistrate in 1998, then as President of the Administrative Court in Harare and…

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Nare To Be Sworn In As Gukurahundi Commission Chairman

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President Emerson Mnangagwa is today swearing in Retired Justice Nare as the chairman of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission. Justice Nare replaces Cyril Ndebele who died in 2016 shortly after the commission was set up. Justice Nare has been in the legal fraternity since 1998. Announcing  Justice Nare appointment last month, Chief Secretary to the cabinet Misheck Sibanda described him as deserving of the position. “Retired  Justice Nare is a seasoned legal expert, having served as a senior magistrate in 1998, then as President of the Administrative Court in…

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What peace and reconciliation without truth

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Mthwakazi National Party (MNP) note with concern in reference to the so called National Peace and Reconciliation Commission(NPRC) which it has started with its illegal duties in our land Mthwakazi. Let me point it out unequivocal that we as Mthwakazi National Party(MNP) are not and we don’t intend to politicise the gukurahundi issue for personal agendas nor political mileage. The reality of the matter is that this issue require truth telling. Maybe we would have understood if these gukurahundists had set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission instead of this…

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Mnangagwa: How to kill a peace commission at birth

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Coordinator of the National Transitional Justice Working Group, Dzikamai Bere told 263Chat that the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) Act has four weaknesses which threaten the effectiveness of the commission. “The act ignored the transitional justice questions for Zimbabwe, the issues which the commission and the society is not dealing with. The Operation Restore Legacy raises new transitional justice questions which the commission and the society should be seized with. “Within the NPRC Act there is the lack of victim support, the commission has published a notice with the…

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Zimbabwe genocide commission release consultation dates

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THE National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) which was forced to suspend its provincial public hearing meetings on past human rights abuses which were scheduled to start on February 9, 2018, following a High Court interdict by the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum is set to resume it nationwide consultation on 19 February 2018. Zimbabwe’s history is tainted with incidences of unresolved cases of politically- motivated violence and without a functional National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) complimenting other interventions that seek to build peace and reconciliation in communities, social…

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Rights group takes Mnangagwa to court

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Rights group, the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum — has dragged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to court to force him to appoint a substantive chairperson of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) — in a move which coincides with calls for the Zanu PF leader to address the Gukurahundi atrocities. President Emmerson Mnangagwa converses with Vice Presidents General Constantino Chiwenga (Retired) and Kembo Mohadi on his arrival at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport in Harare from the 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly. Looking on are Zimbabwe Defence…

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