SAHRC finalises King Zwelithini xenophobia report

Spokesperson Isaac Mangena says he's not at liberty to divulge when the final report will be released.

King Zwelithini Goodwill KaBekuzulu (L) in 2006. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it has finalised its investigation into comments made by King Goodwill Zwelithini which some believed incited violence during the 2015 xenophobic attacks.

King Zwelithini sparked outrage while speaking at an event in Pongola in March last year after he allegedly encouraged attacks on foreigners.

The commission says all 31 complainants have received the preliminary report and given their comments.

The complainants allege that the remarks made by the king resulted in the violent attacks against foreigners in KwaZulu-Natal, with the violence also spreading to Gauteng last year.

Spokesperson Isaac Mangena says he's not at liberty to divulge when the final report will be released.

"We have received submissions from the parties and gave them until 31 January to provide input into our preliminary findings. They have done so and we are thankful and we are currently applying our minds."