CANKUZO March 13th (ABP) – The governor of Cankuzo province, Boniface Banyiyezako, welcomed, in his office, the chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), Pierre Claver Ndayicariye, who came to explain the public hearing process on the truth of the 1972-1973 crisis foreseen in the days to come.
In an interview given to a check by ABP, the chair of the TRC indicated that those public hearings will be organized to enhance the activities of truth already carried out and to allow more witnesses to express themselves in front of the public. This could come out of globalization confusing personal responsibility and ethnic community group. He added that there will also be closed and thematic hearings so that Burundians understand that a man who killed must be considered the sole perpetrator and not the whole community. It is up to the culprit to prepare to ask for forgiveness to the nation and the family that lost.
This process will help Burundians understand that only the truth will liberate the country in order to have a message of truth but not of lie which has been conveyed for several years. We must engage in the truth that saves, that liberates and that which brings the whole nation together for reconciliation, Ndayicariye underlined.
In previous activities, according to him, it is evident that some people have not been able to speak out due to intimidation or other reasons. These public hearings will be carefully prepared so that everyone feels comfortable, he insisted, adding that the truth must come from all sides. Note that all provinces will be visited for the same purpose.