Peace and Reconciliation Commission To Summon Perpetrators Of Political Violence

In an interview with The Chronicle last week, National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) chairperson Retired Justice Sello Nare urged political parties to campaign peacefully ahead of the forthcoming polls adding that they will summon perpetrators of political violence.

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Said Nare:

We have been asked as regards what we are doing with the elections. There are Chapter 12 commissions; they’re actually five. We interrelate… we are working on how we can have a peaceful election by putting our heads together. As the NPRC, we are trying to write out a paper to have more teeth to ourselves where we can be able to call, say if there is a conflict like that one that happened in Buhera, find out from ( MDC-T Nelson) Chamisa whether they have healed, what is the position. It’s all focused towards peace building. We are having issues of intra party violence so this commission is also mandated to ensure that there is dialogue. We encourage political parties to engage in dialogue and find meaningful solutions as a way of conflict resolution.

The Peace and Reconciliation Act empowers the Commission to summon any person to assist with investigations.

More: Chronicle

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