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Human Rights Commission to investigate case of disabled woman who was kicked out of Family Cash and Carry Supermarket

Monday, 15th February, 2021

MATSAPHA: Pumlani Dlamini, the Legal Advisor within the Human Rights Commission ( HRC) said they would investigate the case of Khethukuthula Mathabela, the disabled wheel-chaired woman who was denied entry at Family Cash Carry Supermarket at Mahhala Shopping Complex. This comes after this Swaziland News published a story where the harassment of the woman was widely condemned by members of the public who called for action to br taken against the perpetrators, Mathabela was allegedly humiliated because of her disability condition. Speaking to this publication on Monday the Human Rights Commission Legal Advisor said they will investigate the matter and compile a report on their findings. “We will investigate this issue to ascertain what really transpired at that Supermarket since there are always two sides of a story. If the shop will be found to be on the wrong side, we will therefore compile a report on our findings that may assist the victim as evidence in the event she decides to take the matter to court.We do not offer legal services (lawyer services) at the moment , we only assist with compiling evidence for our clients”, said the Legal Advisor. When reached for comments Khethukuthula Mathabela, the woman who was abused at the Supermarket said the intervention of the Human Rights Commission was bringing hope. “I have just received a call from the Human Rights Commission inviting me for a meeting with them tomorrow. I’m relieved that finally justice will be served”, she said.

Human Rights Commission to investigate case of disabled woman who was kicked out of Family Cash and Carry Supermarket
Disabled woman Khethukuthula Mathabela