SAHRC investigates Mangaung Metro Municipality eviction order

South African Human Rights Commission, from left to right: Neo Tsikwane, Buang Jones, Kelly-Anne Cleophas, Stefani Lockman. Photo by Katleho Morapela

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has launched an investigation into the eviction of Mangaung residents near phase seven. According to the SAHRC’s legal officer, Kelly-Anne Cleophas, this comes after the Mangaung Metro Municipality obtained an eviction order to evict residents.

Cleophas says the SAHRC represents residents and this case is currently pending in the equality court.

“The municipality brought an eviction application and the eviction order was granted on the 2nd of June this year. On the 29th of June, we intervened and lodged an application to appeal. We are applying to have the eviction order removed” explained Cleophas.

Cleophas says most of the cases the SAHRC is currently investigating involve the violation of the accused and detained person’s rights, violation of equality, labour relations matters, health, and social security matters, as well as human dignity violation cases.

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