Monday, August 15, 2016

The rights of elderly disabled in KZN to be assessed by the Human Rights Commission

Natasha Mabuto
15 August 2016

The South African Human Rights Commission will visit KwaZulu-Natal to assess human rights issues affecting the elderly and people living with disabilities.

The five-day visit, which is expected to take place between August 15 and 19, will be led by Commissioner Bokankatla Malatji, who is responsible for the portfolio on disability and older persons.

South African Human Rights Commission spokesperson Wisani Baloyi said complaints received by the commission had highlighted systemic challenges.

The commission had launched its Older Persons Report in 2015, following investigative hearings into the treatment and abuse of older people.

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