‘Racial violence’ in Pietermaritzburg under the spotlight in opening hearings by SAHRC

The violence that engulfed the Khan Road Corner informal settlement in Pietermaritzburg came under scrutiny on Monday at the start of the South African Human Rights Commission investigation into the deadly and economically devastating July 2021 riots that brought KwaZulu-Natal, and to a lesser extent Gauteng, to a standstill for eight days.