HRC due to report on ANC open toilet scandal - DA

Lindiwe Mazibuko asks whether commission will release findings before May 18

HRC report into ANC Free State toilets to be tabled tomorrow

The Human Rights Commission's legal committee is scheduled to meet on Monday, 9th May to consider its report on the 1,600 open toilets constructed by the ANC in the Moqhaka municipality (Viljoenskroon, Free State) in 2003.

Once this report has been endorsed by the legal committee it must be signed off by a Commissioner before it is released. This process normally takes about two days. It is therefore important to ask the following question: will the report be signed off and released before the 18th of May, in this instance?

When the ANC complained to the Human Rights Commission about the toilets in Makhaza, Khayelitsha early last year, their report was finalised and released  to the media within about three months. It is now seven months since the complaint was laid with the Human Rights Commission about the ANC's open toilets in Moqhaka, Free State.

I will be making contact with Advocate Lawrence Mushwana on Thursday this week if the Human Rights Commission's report has not been released by then. I will want to know why this is the case, and why the two complaints have been handled differently by the Commission.

Details of the complaint and accompanying documentation are available on request.

Statement issued by Lindiwe Mazibuko MP, DA National Spokesperson, May 8 2011

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