The Moqhaka Municipality has apologised to the South African Human Rights Commission for ignoring a subpoena to appear before it last week.
The municipality was served with notice to appear at the commission’s provincial office on 14 March to explain their failure to implement the Commission’s recommendations regarding the unenclosed toilets at Rammulotsi outside Viljoenskroon.
SAHRC spokesperson Isaac Mangena says they are heartened by the apology and believe they can now start with a clean slate.
The commission is presenting its report on state of water and sanitation provision across the country during a national hearing at the Pan African Parliament in Midrand today.
A focal point will be the Commission’s findings and recommendations following investigations into unenclosed toilets in Rammulotsi, as well as at Mkhaza in the Western Cape.