AN INFLUENTIAL facilitator of the Sycamore Tree Program in the country says that our country’s justice system could be merged with the justice system encouraged by our churches so that unresolved issues can be heard.
Simon Mani made the statement in an interview with this paper on Tuesday, as it is one of the challenges of the Sycamore Tree program.
He said, that many perpetrators are out there wishing to have their problems resolved but they are afraid to testify publicly because they fear that the justice system will take its toll.
“We see that our justice system is a challenge to the work of Sycamore Tree and it is enacted by the country’s rule of law.
“Sycamore tree is working with real life offenders so when they feel that they want to testify, they are holding back due to the fact that they fear that police will act upon the rule of law and have them arrested.
“I believe there is a way that the country’s law and the church law could be merged to help resolve many of the unresolved issues,” Mani said.
He added that he believes entirely of finding a solution to this because there is a way out to have the issues that are left out to be resolved.
“We do not see this issue as an excuse to the perpetrators or the work of the Sycamore Tree.
“The laws of this country must take its toll,” he added.
According to the facilitators of the Sycamore Tree program, there are lots of issues that are still waiting to be solved, but due to the challenges they faced, their work is slowly progressing.
Meanwhile, they said they will still carry on with their work as long as the program persists.
By RONALD TOITO’ONA