Chairperson of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL), Professor David Mosoma, says the commission is trying to get to the bottom of allegations of abuse at the KwaSizabantu Mission in Kranskop in northern KwaZulu-Natal.
The mission has come under the spotlight following allegations of abuse and money laundering by some of its members.
Some of the victims who have already testified before the commission in Durban shared their own experiences of abuse during their time there.
Testimony from former members is expected to continue on Tuesday.
Masoma says they want to restore the dignity of the victims and the mission.
In the video below, claims of gross human rights violations at the KwaSizabantu mission are discussed:
In the Twitter thread below, the KwaZulu-Natal government says it applauds the CRL for its efforts at investigating the abuse claims:
— KZN Provincial Gov (@kzngov) October 5, 2020
The provincial Social Development Department has since urged people who may be victims of the alleged abuse to come forward.
The audio below has more details:
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