Matatiele protesters lose hope

2008-04-25 00:00

The Matatiele/Maluti Mass Action Organising Committee (MAOC) is losing confidence in the South African Human Rights Commission, which has still not completed a report on their monitoring of the public hearing process conducted by the KZN provincial government in October last year.

The MAOC says the report is crucial for the opening of a new case in the Constitutional Court regarding their ongoing struggle to stop Matatiele from being part of the Eastern Cape.

The commission was requested by the MAOC to monitor the public hearings as they wanted to record that the majority at the hearings rejected the incorporation of the area into the Eastern Cape, as this was not reflected in the KZN provincial submissions.

The action committee is also furious with a Human Rights commissioner based in the Eastern Cape who made a statement on radio saying that the people of Matatiele have no problem with being part of the Eastern Cape. MAOC says this shows the bias of this individual, whose statement was aimed at “impressing his political principals”.

They are planning to meet him on April 27.

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