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Don’t paint whole Phoenix community with same brush, SAHRC hears


Don’t paint whole Phoenix community with same brush, SAHRC hears

Social cohesion group objects to the characterisation of the killings during the July riots in Phoenix as a ‘massacre’

Senior reporter

The SA Human Rights Commission must make a conscious effort to distinguish the actions of the perpetrators of violence in Phoenix during the July unrest from those of the community as a whole.

This is the appeal from a social cohesion group, made up of “progressive organisations and individuals from KwaZulu-Natal, many of who have a history of involvement in the SA struggle for national liberation”.

Representing the group before the commission’s hearing into the July unrest on Tuesday, KwaZulu-Natal economic development, tourism and environmental affairs MEC Ravi Pillay read out its submission...

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