The opposition MDC led by Nelson Chamisa has revealed in a statement that it met with the National Peace and Reconciliation (NPRC) and expressed concern over the commission’s lack of action on violence in the country.
The party revealed that it pointed out issues to do with the commission’s independence, autonomy and impunity enjoyed by some known individuals. Part of the statement reads:
As a party, the MDC has been a victim of Zanu PF and State-sponsored violence in which thousands of people have been brutally killed, with no action taken against the culprits.
The party leader- ship insisted in the meeting that peace and reconciliation alone were not enough as justice had to be seen to be done particularly against the perpetrators of violence and genocide against the people.
Meanwhile, the commission confirmed to the Daily News that it had met with the MDC but indicated that it told the party that no victim of violence, including the MDC, had approached the commission with a complaint.
The State, however, is denying allegations by the MDC that it is sponsoring and sanctioning violence against citizens, MDC members and human rights defenders saying a “third force” which is determined to soil the image of the government was committing acts of violence.
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