South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa will give evidence at the South African Human Rights Commission hearing into the July 2021 unrest in parts of the country. News24 reports that Ramaphosa is expected to appear on Friday. He will testify about his “responsibility as the head of state”. The SAHRC launched the hearing to uncover the causes of the unrest as well as its impact on human rights. The almost two-week-long civil unrest, which was concentrated in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, left more than 300 people dead and caused infrastructure damage to the tune of billions.
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