“Transitional Justice Impossible Without Truth-Telling”


Zimbabwe’s National Transitional Justice Working Group (NTJWG) has said the country is deeply divided and angry, a reality that makes truth-telling a critical factor if genuine healing and reconciliation is to be achieved.

Participants in a recent Masvingo stakeholders’ consultative and monitoring meeting on the work of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission expressed dissatisfaction with its work. They complained that all the commissioners were concentrated in Harare, and that little or no outreach had happened aside from the work of civil society organizations.

NTJWG member Tendai Tlou expressed dissatisfaction with the NPRC’s progress and the reluctance of political power brokers “to facilitate the closure that is key to genuine healing and progress.”

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