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sahrc thumb medium90 90News24 reports that the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in Limpopo is investigating staff in the Limpopo premier's office following allegations of religious discrimination.  

The investigation will focus on alleged statements and actions by Nana Manamela, who is the deputy director-general in charge of corporate management services in the office of the premier.  Manamela allegedly discriminated against some staff members for belonging to the Zion Christian Church (ZCC).  She also allegedly told other staff members that she did not want "members of the ZCC in the office".  The ZCC is one of the dominant churches in the province.  The SAHRC had previously launched an investigation into the allegations, but it was abandoned after alleged interference by the director-general, Nape Nchabeleng.  However, the SAHRC investigation was relaunched after an outcry from the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu).  Acting provincial spokesperson Mamogo Ntuli confirmed that the SAHRC investigation was under way.  She said the office of the premier would co-operate with the SAHRC in its investigation.  Manamela has denied that she ever expressed displeasure with staff who are members of the ZCC.  "I'm going to cooperate with the investigation.  The truth shall set me free," Manamela said.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Russel Molefe at News24

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