Methodology The NTJWG convened a meeting with survivors based in Tsholotsho, Ward 15 on 27 September, 2019 bringing together 31 participants. 11 were male and 20 were female. 3 men were from the NTJWG Secretariat. This shifted our focus from the traditional survivors which the NTJWG has been working with in the past to engaging communities which have been doing TJ work in their communities who will be engaged for further initiatives in the future. The NTJWG seeks to activate survivors at Wardlevel and make the entire TJ process in Zimbabwe victim-centred. Engaging survivors at this juncture is important because the NPRC has also commenced consultative meetings, basis truth-telling and truth-seeking initiatives and it is important to disseminate the mandate of the NPRC so that survivors can effectively engage official TJ process in Zimbabwe. Survivors can even go further and present their challenges to PPCs. It is important to ensure that survivors are equipped with the necessary skills to engage the NPRC processes when they visit their areas. NPRC processes should be victim-centric, thus survivors should be equipped with the right information and knowledge when approaching the Commission. The community dialogue created a platform for survivors to share their experiences and what they think about the official TJ processes in Zimbabwe. The dialogue allowed survivors to identify gaps, challenges, successes and recommendations for the Commission. Issues raised by survivors will also be utilized by the NTJWG to compile a holistic report for advocacy purposes. Figure 1: Participants singing at the start of the community dialogue in Tsholotsho. Expectations from the dialogue Mr.Wellington Nkau, representative of survivors in the NTJWG and one of the trainees, opened the session by probing expectations from participants. He started by unpacking the Constitutional process which set the pace for the development of a framework for the NPRC. This process paved way for discussions on Gukurahundi, political, violence, operation Murambatsvina, among others. 2

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