Feb 7, 2023

Mawazo Writing Africa

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LISTEN | Speaking of ‘Phoenix massacre’ demonises Indians, SAHRC hears

Social Cohesion Group representative Ravi Pillay says describing the deaths of 34 people in Phoenix during the July 2021 riots as a “massacre” is misleading and fueling racial divisions.

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At their most recent meeting, the South African Commission on Human Rights (SAHRC) heard from Pillay.

He told the commission: “…the marking of The entire Phoenix community and the characterization of the events in Phoenix as a ‘massacre’ has demonized the entire Indian community because of the actions of a few.”