Cape Town's homeless allege CCID forcibly removed them from city centre

About a hundred homeless people marched in the Cape Town CBD on Monday demanding that the city recognise them as residents and that they be treated with dignity and respect.

The homeless people are accusing Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID) officers of picking them up in the city centre and dumping them on the 
outskirts of the city.

JP Smith, Mayoral Committee Member Safety and Security, says those who have concrete evidence that their rights have been transgressed, should lay a charge with the South African Police Services (SAPS), and feels these are baseless accusations.

He says the fact that no one has laid a charge makes this allegations very suspicious. He promised to make inquiries with the CCID.

Listen to the full conversation below:

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