Homeless in showdown with 'abusive' Cape officials

Two men sleep on the pavement outside the College of Cape Town.
Two men sleep on the pavement outside the College of Cape Town.
Image: GroundUp/Masixole Feni

The row between homeless people and the City of Cape Town comes to a head in the high court on Thursday, when six women and a man who live on the streets challenge the council’s right to issue compliance notices, fines and summonses under “cruel” by-laws.

They also want to stop law enforcement harassing and abusing the homeless or seizing their property.

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