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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Mail & Guardian by Paddy Harper.]

The final report of the Moerane commission into political killings in KwaZulu-Natal will not be made public, the premier’s office said this week, confirming the concerns of witnesses and civil society organisations.

Last week, Premier Willies Mchunu again extended the commission’s timeframe, this time to allow chairperson Marumo Moerane and commissioners Vasu Gounden and Cheryl Potgieter to hear incomplete evidence from the police and to write their report by April 30. The report will be delivered to Mchunu.

But “the full report once finalised will not be made public for a number of reasons, including protecting the witnesses. Its recommendations will, however, be implemented,” spokesperson Thami Ngidi said.

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