Homeless set for showdown with ‘abusive’ Cape officials

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Homeless set for showdown with ‘abusive’ Cape officials

FREE TO READ | Six street dwellers and the city are to meet in court over ‘cruel and inhumane’ by-laws

Cape Town bureau chief

The headline-grabbing row between homeless people and the City of Cape Town comes to a head in the city’s high court on Thursday.

Six women and a man who live on the streets are challenging the council’s right to issue compliance notices, fines and summonses under streets and waste management by-laws.

They also want to stop city law enforcement officers harassing and abusing homeless people or confiscating their property...

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