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KwaSizabantu human rights abuses hearing: Witnesses threaten legal action for release of CRL report

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KwaSizabantu was founded 50 years ago.
KwaSizabantu was founded 50 years ago.
PHOTO: Chanté Schatz/News24

Witnesses who testified in public hearings against KwaSizabantu Mission have written to the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities, demanding that it release its report into allegations of human rights abuses by 31 January or face legal action.

In the lawyer's letter, drafted by Eberhard Bertelsmann of the Echo Pro Bono Legal Aid Clinic on behalf of the witnesses and other concerned parties, it is demanded the Chapter 9 institution produce its findings by 31 January or it would launch a mandamus application.

This is an order directing a party to carry out an act as a judicial remedy.

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