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NPRC launched in Midlands

By Evidence Chipadza

The National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) has been launched in Midlands with the aim of fostering peace throughout the country.

Addressing at a two day workshop in Gweru, the National Chairperson for NPRC Justice Selo Masole Nare said the main aim of the commission is to heal the past violence which recently rocked the country and setting a foundation for peace in accordance with the constitution of Zimbabwe, which was signed last year on the 5th of January.

‘’The commission is mandated to ensure that the past conflicts are resolved by encouraging truth telling and also mediating when conflict arise so that it can be dealt with as you all know Zimbabwe is undergoing economic transformation,” said Nare.

The NPRC proposed to establish many peace committees throughout the country to assist the promotion of peace throughout Zimbabwe.

NPRC is one of the five independent commissions established under Chapter 12 of the constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No.20) Act 2013 for the purpose of supporting and entrenching a culture of human rights and democracy.

Representing the Midlands Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Charles Mutimbairi said their office will always be open to offer assistance to NPRC whenever they require help.

“I would like to applaud those who have worked tirelessly to organize the workshop, this marks the beginning and carrying out the tasks for peace and reconciliation,” said Mutimbairi.

Meanwhile, Ethel Mukwende from Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and Cornelius Mupereri the Zanu PF provincial spokesperson were voted for Chairpersons representing the Midlands province.

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