DA points finger at Human Rights Commission

2008-07-23 00:00

Cape Town — The parliamentary leader of the DA, Sandra Botha, has called for a meeting with the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) chairman Jody Kollapen to discuss the commission’s handling of the case against Cosatu secretary-general Zwelinzima Vavi.

Botha said she wants to discuss the SAHRC’s ability to fulfil its constitutional obligation “to promote respect for human rights and a culture of human rights” and to use its powers to call political leaders to account for inciting public violence.

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