City Of Cape Town: Fines For Homeless People Set By Justice Department, Not City

- | 7 months ago

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) has responded to reports that it had implemented fines for homeless people on the city’s streets and public spaces.

On Monday, News24 reported that homeless people faced hefty fines for various by-law contraventions – such as obstructing pedestrian traffic on sidewalks and other offences, with fines ranging from R300 up to R1,500. According to city officials, they had been inundated with numerous complaints from residents from different areas about the contravention of by-laws.

The city’s response has been met with outrage on social media.

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