The National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) visited Masvingo Province where they updated stakeholders on the work of the commission in facilitating healing among communities who were affected by any form of disturbances, pre and post independence.
The NPRC held a launch in Masvingo, paving way for them to begin work in the province which will see them facilitating dialogue on post conflict violence and seeking ways of resolving disputes among other key objectives.
The commission chairperson, Justice Selo Maselo Nare told stakeholders in Masvingo that it will take collective effort to bring reconciliation and healing among affected communities across the country.
“We can’t do it alone as the commission. Let’s remember that peace begins with all of us,” he said.
Commissioner Netty Musanhu said the commission has a role to promote tolerance among fellow Zimbabweans and create spaces where conversations that result in conflict resolution can be held.
“We have no tolerance, we do not talk to each other and that is one of the biggest problems we are facing,” she said.
Masvingo Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Cde Ezra Chadzamira said Zimbabweans need to remember that what brings them together is greater than that which keeps them apart.
“The work of the commission comes at a time when the President is calling for re-engagement,” said Cde Chadzamira.
Those who attended the meeting quizzed the commission on their independence and called for fairness and transparency in the handling of issues brought before it.
The commission is expected to return to Masvingo for a consultative meeting on issues that need attention with regards to bringing healing, peace and reconciliation.