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sahrc thumb medium90 90News24 reports that that the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will be representing a farm worker, who was allegedly forced to drink faeces, on Monday in the Springs Magistrate's Court.  

According to the SAHRC website, the commission has initiated Equality Court proceedings against the farm owner and his family.  On 9 December the family allegedly forced an employee to drink litres of faecal matter before allegedly attempting to drown him in a septic tank on their farm.  Allegedly, the farm in question has been the site of continuous human rights violations.  On 31 January, the commission was alerted to the incident via media reports.  The commission will be acting in a representative capacity for the worker, who is seeking an unconditional public apology and monetary compensation for his ordeal.

  • This short report by Amanda Khoza is at News24
  • Read the SAHRC’s press statement in this regard at SAHRC News

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