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Lwandle inquiry to continue

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Legal and policy research institutions are expected to make presentations at the Lwandle commission of inquiry on Wednesday.

The inquiry is investigating the Lwandle evictions from Sanral-owned land in Cape Town.

Last week, it called for all interested parties to make final submissions.

“Having gone through the scheduled process of the oral public hearings, the inquiry is now affording the last opportunity for different parties (individuals and/or organisations) to submit in writing relevant inputs,” it said in a statement on Wednesday.

“Upon receiving written submissions, the inquiry may decide to invite parties for oral hearings at a date and venue to be announced in due course.”

The deadline for submissions is September 15, at 4pm.

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu set up the inquiry, to probe the forced removals on June 2 and 3.

The police have testified that while they had anticipated they would be met with violence, they were surprised at how quickly it escalated.

Residents who did not want to vacate the land reportedly hurled petrol bombs at police vehicles. SAPA

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