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SA violence: SAHRC to launch national investigative hearing into July riots

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has announced that it will launch a national investigative hearing into last month’s unrest that hit parts of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

The commission said that it hosted an imbizo shortly after the violence and looting to consult with the public as part of its efforts to understand and respond to the impact on human rights arising from the anarchy.

More than 300 people were killed, shops were looted and warehouses were torched during the criminal rampage that was allowed to play out in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

In a statement, the Chapter 9 institution said that it was necessary in terms of its mandate to probe and take the steps to secure appropriate redress to prevent a repeat scenario.

-EWN

In other news – Mohale is not a victim, he also beat me up – Somizi breaks his silence on abuse allegations

Mzansi star Somizi Mhlongo has broken his silence about his marriage woes and the abuse allegations levelled against him by his estranged husband Mohale Motaung.

Somizi

In a statement issued on Instagram, Somizi has addressed the abuse allegations that popped up earlier this week when a local publication reported that Mohale allegedly made the claims in an interview with producers of the reality show Living the Dream with Somizi. Learn More

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