Human Rights Commission kicks off inquiry into Vaal River contamination

The Human Rights Commission has kicked off an inquiry into the Vaal River contamination.

This forms part of a probe into concerns raised by residents and activists in the area, about raw sewage pouring into the river.

Joanne Joseph spoke to the commission's Head of Advocacy in Gauteng, Phillip Molekoa to find out more.

The scope of the investigation is to look broadly into the contamination of water around the Vaal river and how it affects the ordinary population in the are, the business community and ecosystem in the area.

Phillip Molekoa, SAHRC Head of Advocacy in Gauteng

The mayor talked about the challenges they are experiencing as the municipality, he alluded to the historical challenges of poor maintenance of infrastructure and the impact of services around this community. He also alluded to the challenges of no resources in terms of human and material resources.

Phillip Molekoa, SAHRC Head of Advocacy in Gauteng

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