President Ramaphosa will appear for SAHRC – SABC News

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has confirmed this President Cyril Ramaphosa will appear for early April.

The commission is holding hearings on the unrest that erupted in July 2021.

Earlier, the commission heard how Duduzane Zuma, the son of former President Jacob Zuma, used the social media platform to allegedly encourage violence during the July 2021 unrest.

During the Gauteng leg of the hearings, Director William Bird of Media Monitoring Africa also mentioned eThekwini Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda as one of the people who allegedly posted messages to encourage residents to start violent activities.

The commission closes its hearings, which began last week on Monday in Sandton, north of Johannesburg.

The commission is investigating the impact of the unrest in which about 350 people were killed and over R50 billion worth of infrastructure and businesses in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng were damaged.

“That was a series of messages and complaints and there were messages that were mainly owned by Duduzane Zuma who said that everything burned down. Likewise, there was a post by eThekwini mayor [Mxolisi Kaunda] encouraging the burning of whites and Native American homes on an urgent basis. And this was at the time when the violence continued. Over there [was] also a message that sought to create fear and confusion, ”Bird explains.

Below is the live stream procedure:

President Ramaphosa will appear for SAHRC – SABC News

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