Metro’s hands are tied on removal of the homeless from derelict Bay buildings


A landmark judgment on evictions by the Supreme Court of Appeal is making it difficult for the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality to remove the homeless from derelict buildings or tear down their shacks on illegally occupied land.

DA councillor John Best said the court order that instructed the City of Johannesburg to compensate 27 homeless people for unlawfully confiscating and destroying their property made it difficult for municipalities to remove homeless people from the streets...

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