Widow of Slain CIO Boss Demands Justice THE Zimbabwe Independent has reported that wife of killed Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) boss Peter Munetsi, who died in military detention during the November 2017 coup which ousted former president Robert Mugabe, Rossie, is demanding her late husband’s postmortem report and US$600 000. Although interviews have been completed for the 32 staff members, the NTJWG anticipates that 71 more should be recruited to fulfil its human resources requirements. Positions such as the Records, Accounting, Administration, Human Resources Officers and General Managers for Healing, Gender, Media, among others are now resourced. To get in touch with the Commission, anyone can visit their new offices currently located at: Read the story here The NPRC Establishes Provincial Peace Committees (PPCs) On 29 May 2019, the NPRC announced that it would be devolving its operations to Provinces by establishing Provincial Peace Committees beginning 31 May 2019 ending on 28 June 2019. The NPRC announced that the Provincial Peace Committees would be mandated to solve conflicts in their areas because a “one-size-fits all” approach has proved impractical. The programme commenced on 31 May 2019 and is expected to be concluded on 2 July 2019. The purpose of the peace committees is to promote peace, tolerance building and strategic advice on potential conflicts and raise awareness about conflict indicators within the Province. At the time of reporting, nine Provincial Peace Committees (PPCs) had been set-up across nine Provinces in Zimbabwe. The NPRC Secretariat Some personnel of the Secretariat of the NPRC have been constituted. Out of the required staff establishment of 103, 32 were recruited by the end of 2018. The Executive Secretary and the other departmental staff are now in place, enabling the NPRC to roll-out its five-year strategic plan beginning 2019. Physical Address 7th Floor, First Mutual Building 99 Jason Moyo Avenue, Harare Tel: +263 (242) 792676-9, 792469, +263 (242) 792390, 791757 Government Refuses to Pay Damages The Zimbabwe Human Rights Forum has published a list of 28 cases where the courts have awarded damages to victims of state violence. In awards range from three thousand dollars to about six million Zimbabwean dollars per individual. In the Anti-Impunity Update published in the Standard on 30 June 2019, the Forum said the State Liabilities Act was an obstacle to justice for many victims. Speaking at the launch of the Anti-Impunity Report: 2018, Public Interest Litigation Specialist at the Forum, Miss. Michelle Matsvaire said, “lack of political will to honour judgements was perpetuating impunity.” She urged the state to ensure that it meets its obligations. See The Forum’s Anti Impunity Update NTJWG ACTIVITIES Radio Programme on Skyz-Fm On 7 June 2019, the NTJWG organised and participated in a radio programme on Skyz-Fm in Bulawayo from 3 to 4 pm. The topic for discussion was entitled “Implementation of Sustainable Transitional Justice Measures in Zimbabwe.” The programme featured Ms.Shari Eppel (Ukuthula Trust Director), Mr.P.T Nyathi (NTJWG 2 NTJWG NEWLETTER JUNE 2019

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