NPRC Public Hearings

Dear Stakeholders,

ParliamentZimbabwe Civic Education Trust (ZIMCET) wish to encourage stakeholders and members of the public to participate in the Public Hearings on National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) Bill that are being held by the Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, the Thematic Committee on Human Rights and the Thematic Committee on Peace and Security between 11 April and 20 April 2016. ZIMCET  peace committees and animators  shall participate and make submissions at the Public Hearings. For ZIMCET live updates on the process, please follow us on twitter hashtag #NPRCBillHearings and our Facebook page: Zimbabwe Civic Education Trust

The schedule of the Public Hearings are as follows:

Team A

11 April 2016, Kwekwe,  Kwekwe Theatre, 1100hrs
12 April 2016, Gweru, Gweru Theatre, 1000hrs
14 April 2016, Victoria Falls, Chinotimba Hall, 0900hrs
14 April 2016, Hwange,  ZPC Social  Club        1500hrs
15 April 2016, Plumtree TMB Hall,  i.e. Plumtree Town Council Hall, 1400hrs
16 April 2016, Lupane,  Lupane Local Board Community Hall,      1030hrs
16 April 2016, Bulawayo, Bulawayo Holiday Inn,  1500hrs
20 April 2016, Harare, Senate Chamber,  1000hrs

Team B
11 April 2016, Gutu, Gutu Council Boardroom     1200hrs
12 April 2016, Masvingo,        Masvingo Civic Centre Hall      1000hrs
13 April 2016, Mutare, Mutare Civic Centre Hall 1000hrs
14 April 2016, Marondera, Marondera- Mbuya Nehanda Hall Dombotombo, 1400hrs
15 April 2016, Bindura, Tendai Hall, 1300hrs
16 April 2016, Chinhoyi, Chaedza  Hall, 1400hrs
20 April 2016, Harare, Senate Chamber,  1000hrs

Please note , if you want to make oral representations at the hearings, signify this to the Committee Clerk before the hearing, if possible, so that she or he can notify the chairperson to call on you.  An oral representation is more effective if followed up in writing.  If you are providing a written copy, it is advisable to take as many copies as possible with you for circulation at the hearing. One can also submit  written submissions and these should be addressed to The Clerk of Parliament, Attention: Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Thematic Committee on Peace and Security and Thematic Committee on Human Rights and sent by email – addressed to [email protected], or delivered (if delivering, use the Kwame Nkrumah Avenue entrance to Parliament, between Second and Third Streets, Harare,) or sent by post – to  P.O. Box CY298 Causeway, Harare. All NPRC Public Hearings related queries can be addressed to the Committee Clerks [Precious Zenda and Absalom Kunzwa] or to the public relations officers[Linda Manyemba and Catherine Mpofu Muvhami].  Parliament’s telephone numbers:  (04) 700181-8, 252936-50.

Please note that persons wearing military uniforms,insignia of rank, flags or badges and political party regalia will not be admitted to the Hearings.

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