17 January 2014
The South African Human Rights
Commission has decided to launch its own investigation into the causes of the
protest in relation to the provision of water in Mothutlung, Brits in the North
The commission has also expressed
its concern of continued use of force by the police following the killing of
three people in the area allegedly by police.
SA Human Rights Commission
Spokesperson Isaac Mangena said just three weeks ago the commission issued a
report on the failure of the Madibeng Local Municipality which
also covers Mothutlung where the violence occurred.
Mangena said this follows a
complaint received in March last year from Klipgat C residents who did not have
water supply and we found against the Madibeng Local Municipality, that
it failed in its duties to provide water and sanitation.
“We have recommended that the
municipality put interim measures in place that should be linked to the long
term provision of water” Mangena added.
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