The NPRC Engages Community Members and Stakeholders in Matebeleland South IN THE NEWS NPRC ACTIVITIES NPRC Unpacks its Strategy In an interview with the Herald on 21 July, 2019 Commissioner Chiradza highlighted that the NPRC is working on finalising its strategy which prioritises Gukurahundi that should be completed by August, 2019. The strategy will address issues such as public hearings, exhumations and reburial of victims. The Full Article is Available Here On 23 July 2019, the NPRC was in Tsholotsho to capture the suppressed voices of women affected by violence and conflict and discuss how to overcome the effects. Main issues raised by participants included sexual violence, economic exclusion, education and political segregation. From 25-26 July 2019 the NPRC was Maphisa, Bhalagwe engaging stakeholders and community members on Gukurahundi. The outstanding issues discussed were the NPRC’s independence, the need for truth-telling , consultations with all stakeholders in TJ processes, protection of reports/documents, an apology from government in relation to Gukurahundi, protection and reservation of sites of memory, among others. Follow-up on the 2018 Elections’ Observation Recommendations On 31 July, 2019 the NPRC represented by the Commission’s Vice Chairperson Chigwedere and Commissioner Chiradza met the Zimbabwe Election Observer Mission led by Ambassador Carson to share and follow-up on recommendations made in their 2018 elections observation report given the electoral and institutional reforms needed in light of the 1 August, 2018 shootings in Harare. Government delays to Comply with the Motlanthe Commission Recommendations Towards the end of July, 2019 the NTJWG remembered all those who lost their lives and were injured on 1 August, 2018. As we approached the one year anniversary of one of the most tragic moments of Zimbabwe’s recent past, the NTJWG reflects on the tragic loss of six lives of innocent civilians while over forty others were injured in the post July 30 harmonised elections demonstrations. The NTJWG notes with concern the delay in rolling-out compensation for victims as recommended by the Commission. The NTJWG calls on the Government of Zimbabwe to expedite this process. The NTJWG reflects on the tragic loss of six lives of innocent civilians 2 NTJWG NEWLETTER JULY 2019

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