Genocide Remembered in Cape Town, South Africa

Today, I continue my 100 day series remembering the twentieth anniversary of Rwandan genocide. Please join me in prayer for those lives lost and impacted in this tragedy. #NeverAgain. LMH

An article in the New Times shared the details of an event held this weekend at the Holocaust Centre in Cape Town, South Africa to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. According to the article, the event featured remarks, a moment of silence, viewing of commemorative videos, and a keynote by Dr Tim Murithi, the Head of Justice and Reconciliation programme in the Cape Town based Institute of Justice and reconciliation.

An elaborate key note speech was made by Dr Tim Murithi, the Head of Justice and Reconciliation programme in the Cape Town based Institute of Justice and reconciliation.

He developed the concept of genocide in countries then elaborated on justice and reconciliation through different tools such as truth and reconciliation in post apartheid South Africa and Gacaca in post Genocide Rwanda.

He regretted that ‘Never Again’ is not being taken seriously, citing the ongoing crises in Africa and the world.

Read the full article here.

 

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