Benschop protests Camp St Prison inquiry

Human rights activist Mark Benschop on Monday staged a one-man protest outside the Department of Public Service building where the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the fatal Camp Street Prison unrest came to a close.

Bearing a placard with the words `CoI a farce and a waste of taxpayer’s money,’ Benschop told reporters that the decision taken by the Commission last week to disallow his testimony, after he insisted that it be done publicly, was “an insult” and “trampled” on his rights.

“I merely wanted to talk about the system—how can we better the system? ….