Zimbabwe's government and people face challenges today that range from development to economic sustainability and livelihoods. Combined with the aftermath of a violent past, these challenges impact on Zimbabweans' sense of security in more than one way. As religious and traditional leaders, politicians and other community members reflect on sources of insecurity, national healing and reconciliation emerges as an important priority. Community-driven Local Peace Committees that combine traditional and contemporary governance structures have contributed to fostering a stable and inclusive political atmosphere.

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