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Media Advisory: The South African Human Rights Commission to hold public meetings following Rus-ter-vaal evictions in Vereeniging

16 April 2019
Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) will hold public meetings in Rus-ter-vaal and Ramaphosaville Informal Settlement tomorrow. This follows the deaths of two people on 10 April 2019 when Red Ants Security was called upon to perform an eviction in the area on behalf of the Emfuleni Local Municipality.
The Commission has invited the Executive Mayor of the Emfuleni Local Municipality, the Gauteng MEC for COGTA and Human Settlements, Red Ants, the South African Police Service and the South African Board of Sheriffs to be part of these meetings and to appear before it on Wednesday, 17 April 2019, to establish housing challenges in the area, the circumstances under which the evictions took place, the facts leading to the eviction, the identity and personal circumstances of the members of the informal settlement and how they came to be on the land in question.

Details of the meetings are as follows:
Date: 17 April 2019
Time: 09h00
Place: Rus-ter-vaal Community Hall, Vereeniging

Time: 16:00
Place: Ramaphosaville Informal Settlement Sports Field, Vereeniging

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For further information contact the Gauteng Provincial Office of the South African Human Rights Commission: Buang Jones, Provincial Manager, T: 011 877 3752 / C: 078 617 0476; E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Zamakhize Mkhize, Legal officer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; 011 877 3764 / 061 814 7143

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