...Welcome from the community was high. Relatives and other neighbours would come to welcome the person who returned. They also counseled them. Some of them would perform the rituals of sprinkling water by hand to show that you are welcome back home from where we had expected you to have been dead. U05

I used to see when some neighbor’s children returned. The people around would go to her home to give her advice and words of encouragement to her about the child. You know, when you go to the bush or when you are abducted and taken to the bush, the things you go and do from there are very different from what people at home here do. You will do so many things from there which are not recommended in society. When you escape and come back, the people come to give you advice about what to avoid. U01

I am a community leader in a communal farming group. We are working to reconcile people in community; even up to now some people in the communities still live in tension as a result because they do not yet have peace of mind. We left homes to live in camps. Later when the conflict calmed down we returned home, but people in communities live in disputes over land, and as leaders we are trying to mediate so that the peaceful co-existence returns in the communities. U03

There were families who suffered heavy loss of lives of their family members and counseling was very important. People counseled one another while in problem so that they could become more resilient. U04

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