Public Protector, Human Rights Commission release findings on joint-investigation into service delivery problems in Alexandra
The Public Protector South Africa (PPSA) and the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will this week reveal the outcomes of a joint-investigation launched a little over two years ago on the back of a spate of violent service delivery protests in Alexandra township, north of Johannesburg.
In April 2019, the Public Protector, Adv. Busisiwe Mkhwebane, and Chairperson of the SAHRC, Prof. Bongani Majola, announced the investigation following a meeting during which they discussed what was, at the time, a volatile situation in the township, with a view to finding long lasting solutions to residents' grievances.
The investigation has since been concluded and two reports – the PPSA’s focusing on maladministration while the SAHRC’s deals with human rights violations – will be released during a virtual, joint media briefing to be held as follows:
Date: Friday, July 09, 2021
Platform: Public Protector South Africa and South African Human Rights Commission YouTube channels
Journalists are advised to follow the proceedings online. Adv. Mkhwebane and Commissioners Andre Guam and Jonas Ben Sibanyoni will reveal the findings, and remedial action and recommendations, respectively. They will also take questions.
The PPSA media WhatsApp group will serve as a channel through which questions can be posed to the panel. Inclusion in the WhatsApp group can be facilitated through Mr. Salvation Mokgatlhe, who is reachable on firstname.lastname@example.org or 081 459 9173.