The South African Human Rights Commission has started a national investigative hearing to look into the unrest and looting in July.
The investigative hearing will be spread over three weeks, starting this week until the third of December.
The National Treasury has allocated the commission a budget of R3 million for the hearing.
“So you live in an area that had lootings this year? What is the current situation with the shops that were looted?” Asked Thomas on The Morning Show today.
Responses from Kaya listeners
“I stay in Ivory Park; a lot of people were looting. I’m asking myself what will happen to all the people who were working at the Pick ‘n Pay – it still hasn’t re-opened since the looting,” said a concerned listener.
A caller from Vosloo said that the lootings in July had cost the community.
“The unrest has cost us; the only open store is the Shoprite, even the ATMs are not working. I don’t want to lie; the looting it has cost us. Now we must catch taxis to town to pay our accounts,” she said.
Another caller from the East Rand said that it’s a struggle now. “I stay in Katlehong, our shopping center hasn’t re-opened. It’s a struggle now,” she revealed.
Reactions on social media
#ThomasAndSkhumba Atleast la e Alex pan mall they are busy with renovations. Maybe by next year January will have our pick n’ pay, MacDonald and other shops back. We only have shorprite and boxer &3 banks,Capitec,STD & Absa that are operating . @thomasmsengana @skhumbi @djkeyez
— Tlaleng C Maloisane (@TlalistoM) November 16, 2021
Katlehong Is My Hood, Things Really Went Down..Some Retail Shops Were Burnt Too The Ground…Enoch Sontonga Carried The Real Brunt
— SkunkifiedIntentions (@TsubeleLebohang) November 16, 2021
Tembisa plaza still down & out, even vendors moved to birchacres mall, ho utlwisa bohloko nje
Now people walk long distance for basics, my heart bleeds for our pensioners nje😢it’s not easy for at all😥#ThomasAndSkhumba
— Fifilah (@MmaneRefilwe) November 16, 2021
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