City condemns alleged illegal removal of street people by SAPS
By Khanyisa Tabata
20 May 2010
The City of Cape Town’s Social Development Department has condemned a police operation in which it says approximately 40 street people were arrested last night.
Councillor Grant Pascoe says street people are some of the most vulnerable members of our society and have the same rights as any other South African citizen.
Pascoe adds that if someone living on the street breaks the law, there must be consequences. But the city cannot allow the victimisation of any of its residents.
“The City is committed to helping street people reintegrate back into society in a way that respects their dignity and constitutional rights,” said Pascoe.