Ombudsman of the SJN hearings, Adv. Dumisa Ntsebeza, has stated that “those who were adversely mentioned during the course of the hearings” can formally respond to allegations.
The deadline for those submissions is August 18, the statement continued.
“The Office of the Transformation Ombudsman is currently in the process of notifying those who have been adversely mentioned during the Social Justice and Nation Building hearings.”
Ntsebeza has been clear that he wanted those mentioned at the hearings to respond to allegations. Only the Proteas head coach, Mark Boucher has come out publicly to state he would be co-operating with the SJN.
Ntsebeza explained why he felt this needed to happen.
“This process has awakened all of us to the realisation that to heal, we need to confront the past, however painful the journey.”
“We should however be mindful that those who are alleged to have inflicted pain or wronged others, also have an equal right to be heard. These are the necessary pillars that should drive the healing process we envisage.”