Nov 28, 2021

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LISTEN | Mapisa-Nqakula not happy with SAHRC’s ‘insensitivity’

Former Defense Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said she was dissatisfied with the fact that the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) insisted on her appearing before their panel on Monday despite handling an emergency.

Hearing on Monday:

The SAHRC began its second week of investigation into the unrest in July. This week, government agencies appear before the commission to share their views on the unrest and looting that struck parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

Mapisa-Nqakula said it had asked the commission to leave Do not show her on Monday, but on a later day because she had an emergency over the weekend. She said she was helping a patient who later died in an ambulance.

“We arrived in Nelspruit, the situation was dire, someone was discharged from the hospital in a very critical situation with a stroke.”

She said the patient died in an ambulance and she needs to return to the family and help.

She said she contacted the commission to ask on Monday not how agreed to appear.

“My request was, ‘Can you ask the Commission to postpone the postponement … someone just died in our hands,” she said.

Mapisa -Nqakula said the commission refused to postpone its appearance before the panel but insisted that it appear before the panel on Monday.

“The letter I received is impersonal, totally cold and personally I couldn’t connect him to a human rights commission, “she said.

The Anhö tion lasts until December 3rd.