Ramaphosa to testify on July unrest


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President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to appear before the SA Human Rights Commission which is looking into last year’s deadly July unrest.

According to the SAHRC’s commissioner on equality Andre Gaum the head of state is scheduled to appear on  April 1.

It comes as a total of five weeks of hearings in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng have concluded. The two provinces were the worst affected during the unrest which claimed the lives of more than 300 people and resulted in the economy losing an estimated R50 billion from the looting and destruction.

It has already been found that there were serious intelligence failings by government’s security agencies as well as divisions among ministers at the time. ANC factionalism also contributed to the deadly violence.


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