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SAHRC to probe hand washing tutorial video

The South African Human Rights Commission is probing a video of a white woman giving several black people a tutorial on how to wash their hands. We have looked at the clip and I have been informed that our Gauteng office will look into this issue to see whether there has been a violation of dignity.

Whether the people were coerced or compelled to attend the session and how they feel and then we will take it from there”, said SAHRC CEO Tseliso Thipanyane.

Tseliso Thipanyane

The clip created a rift between people on social media earlier this week. While many people thought the video was funny, others thought that black adults were being disrespected. Thipanyane said it is important for people to know that they can approach the commission and lodge a complaint if they believe that their rights have been violated.

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Durban factory

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Source: eNCA