Consultations for the new National Peace and Reconciliation Bill are in progress with parliamentarians attending a workshop on the bill to ensure it will sail through parliament.

Chapter 12 of the constitution created the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission as one of the independent commissions in Zimbabwe.

However, the commission is not yet in operation pending re-alignment of the laws.

One of the key facilitators for the national transitional justice working group Mr Dzikamai Bere says there is need for parliamentarians to meticulously go through the proposed bill to ensure it will sail through parliament.

The new bill was gazetted on 10 February this year after the initial bill was withdrawn from parliament in 2015 following criticism by the parliamentary legal committee.

Under the new bill, the commission reports directly to parliament and the report will be published 30 days after presentation.