The South African Human Rights Commission says it has heard painful stories about abuses endured during evictions in the Western Cape.

On Wednesday, the commission heard testimony from people who were allegedly manhandled by law enforcement during these operations.

The focus has so far been on the experiences of communities in Cape Town.

The three-day hearing was concluded on Wednesday.

The first sitting of the hearing was held in Knysna in April.

In November, the SAHRC is expected to hear evidence from law enforcement agencies, as well as security companies.

The commission instituted the hearings following complaints of alleged law enforcement brutality.

Commissioner Chris Nissen says they’ve heard some very sad stories.

“A number of people who came here to testify talked about the pain, unlawful arrests, how they’ve been dragged, allegedly beaten up, and how one person lost his eye. Apparently, that person waited for four hours before being taken to hospital. It’s alleged that he was shot in the eye”.