SAHRC holds second sitting in bid to scrutinise Alexandra Renewal Project

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has convened a second sitting in an inquiry into service delivery issues in Alexandra, Johannesburg.

The probe, which is a collaboration between the commission and the Public Protector’s office, comes after residents went on a rampage last month, blocking streets and calling for better services.

The commission has particularly focused on the Alex Renewal Project from several years back, which should’ve guaranteed that the community’s services were upgraded.

The commission is investigating possible maladministration and corruption.

Eyewitness News reporter Edwin Ntshidi has more on the story.

The commission kicked off with oral submissions from the public who listed a litany of allegations into the programme.

Edwin Ntshidi, Reporter - EWN

One member of the community who is also a property owner in the area, in fact, says the renewal project was an enemy of the people, saying when it was incepted some of their properties were demolished and they were expected to fork out their own money...

Edwin Ntshidi, Reporter - EWN

Others are complaining about lack of services that prompted residents to embark on a violent service delivery protest. They are saying nothing has been done for them. Cops were also a focal point, one lady saying police are doing nothing for them.

Edwin Ntshidi, Reporter - EWN

Click on the link below to hear the full report....


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