Phoenix hearings lay bare tensions between Black and Indian residents

By tea time on day two of the public hearings on the deadly violence that swept Phoenix in  KwaZulu-Natal and other parts of the country in July, questioning turned to racial prejudice, by way of semantics.

Members of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) asked Phoenix activist Sham Maharaj why he resisted terming the killing of the 36 mainly African victims of the violence that swept the area a massacre.

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Eunice Stoltz
Eunice Stoltz is a general news reporter at the Mail & Guardian.

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