The Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) is presently in the process of initiating a thorough investigation after internal information of a meeting was leaked.

In a statement, the ERC said that the social media post alleges racial bias on the part of certain Commissioners as it relates to the filling of vacancies for Heads of Department.

“The post made reference to discussions taken at the ERC monthly statutory meeting on Monday, January 11, 2021, at which certain Commissioners had collectively recommended public advertising for current, vacant senior job postings within the Commission,” the ERC said.

The Commission added that “the leaking of information from private meetings of the ERC is unethical and intolerable. The lives of Commissioners must not be put at risk due to reckless and irresponsible behaviour by Commissioner(s) and/or staff.”

As a consequence, the ERC said that a thorough investigation would be launched with a view of identifying the source of the leak and have corrective action taken.


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