Dangamvura, Zimbabwe: International City of Peace

We welcome Nkembe Kemwa Sylvain Xavier and his colleagues who have established Dangamvura, near Mutare in Zimbabwe as an International City of Peace. Nkembe has developed the concept of Peace Builders Specimen, which will endeavor to help provide resources for vulnerable people through Altruism, Neutrality, and Voluntarism.

Note: Introduction page with information primarily at the time of joining International Cities of Peace. For updates, please contact the liaison.



To be the leading provider of peace in Mutare, Manicaland, Zimbabwe and outside the borders of Zimbabwe and to foster peace as a consensus value.

Teaching evening class to some youth members of the community who have never been to school because no single institution in the environment, Niger State, Nigeria.


To provide high standard education on peace’s seed which already dwells in everyone and allow for growth and its implementation.

Preschool founded by Mrs SIBONGILE, our vice-chairperson of Peace Builders Specimen, Mutare city, Zimbabwe, at the same time she works as Director, teacher and mother to these little kids.



*  To help spread the Golden Rule to the residents of Mutare and beyond.
* To instill in peace builders an attitude of brotherhood.
* To instill in peace builders a sense of oneness and belonging in times of sorrow and happiness.
* To allow for personal growth in peace welfare through oneness.
* To inculcate in peace builders a positive attitude towards selfless-service.
* To cultivate in peace builders a desire to appreciate the benefits of Golden Rule.



Implementing togetherness as one family by accepting one another, considering everyone, inclusiveness, Dangamvura, Mutare, Zimbabwe.


*Our primary duty is to continue to give hope to people despite the situation they might go through by adopting an attitude of non-violence,the culture of peace.
*Our second responsibility is to equip the Peace Builders Specimen members to water the seed of peace already inculcated in every person by promoting a culture of zero conflict and valuing the Golden Rule.

Applying the Golden Rule principle among Kamberi people group,May 2014,Niger State,Nigeria

*In our community there is a saying that goes like “ An injury to one is an injury to all” meaning to say once you wrong one,you have wronged the entire community. However, you can’t even steal from one, for by doing so,you will have stolen from the whole community. Therefore,our main duty is to encourage all to just simply live according to the standards of the Golden Rule.

Assisting a family to enhance their living standard,May 2010, Nzinvie, Benin Republic.



In the spirit of creating a clean, safe and healthy environment it shall be the duty of every individual, corporate body, community and institution to clean up their surrounding areas, places ond work, religion, education, recreational and residential premises, vending sites, car parks and road servitude,” said the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, His Excellency Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa on 5th December 2018 while decreeing Presidential Clean-up declaration for every first Friday of each calendar month.

We make use of this great opportunity to exercise our culture of peace through interaction as any gathering during this critical socio-economic era might be misunderstood.

Clean-up in an instituition,1st February 2019,Dangamvura, Mutare

Clean-up on a main road leading to the market place at Mboka on 1st March 2019, Mutare


We do hereby certify that the forgoing Handout was adopted by the Board of the Peace Builders Community in the City of Mutare at a meeting held on this
………12th…………day of…………June………………………………….2019……


1. NKEMBE KEMWA SYLVAIN XAVIER……………………………………….Leader/Chairperson

2 . SIBONGILE KABUDURA…………………………………………………….Vice/Chairperson

3. FRANK MUTSAGO………………………………………………… …… .…Secretary



Preschool paying visit to their fellow comrade who was sick and couldn’t attain the lesson. By doing this together with children. We aim to teach them how relevant is to consider everyone.



Nkembe Kemwa Sylvain Xavier was born in Cameroon in 1978. He received his diploma in Cross-Cultural missions in school of Missions in Jos, Nigeria in 2014 after some years of volunteer missions in Madagascar, Niger and Tchad.

He is currently acting in Zimbabwe as a father to the fatherless, a brother to the brotherless, teacher, preacher, counselor, resourceful person to everyone, vulnerable caregiver and mostly as innovator of the concept of Peace Builders Specimen (P.B.S).

He believes that our common planet is facing such extravagant challenges because of the lack of peace at a local level, within oneself and within community.

Violence, according to Nkembe, has never been a means for a consensus. Veritable peace is the unconditional acceptance of others without any restriction. He has brought hope within families and assisted in conflict management within some specific cases in Benin Republic, Madagascar, Mozambic and Seychelles.

Nkembe’s passion of working to reduce discrimination within societies has led him to start learning sign language with Nzewe Centre at Sakubva, Zimbabwe.

To be the leading provider of peace in Mutare, Manicaland, Zimbabwe and outside the borders of Zimbabwe, he is working out on to foster peace as a consensus value and to provide high standard education on peace’s seed which is already dwelling in everyone and lastly to allow for growth and its implementation.




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Dangamvura is located in Mutare, the fourth largest city in Zimbabwe, with an urban population of approximately 188,243 and rural population of approximately 260,567. Mutare is the capital of Manicaland province.

Zimbabwe (/zɪmˈbɑːbweɪ, -wi/), officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The capital and largest city is Harare. A country of roughly 16 million[5] people, Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, with English, Shona, and Ndebele the most commonly used.

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