The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC)  hearing into the July 2021 unrest in South Africa continues on Thursday, 02 December 2021.

At least 350 people died when violence erupted in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng shortly after former president Jacob Zuma started serving a 15-month prison sentence for contempt of court on 8 July 2021.

Loss of life, looting of retail centres and malls and other businesses characterised the unrest.

About 20 trucks on the N3 highway were also burnt. The hearings will investigate the causes and impact of the unrests on human rights, as well as incidents of race-based tensions.

SAHRC hearing into the July unrest: