Refugees who were living outside the Central Methodist Church in Greenmarket Square have fled police to St Mary’s Church, located near Parliament on Sunday.
The refugees moved to the Catholic Church after being removed from the Square after the City of Cape Town was granted a court order over a week ago.
Police officers confiscated belongings during the removals, causing clashes with the refugees.
The refugees have been asked to pack up and vacate the pavements and streets they are currently occupying.
But refugees say they have nowhere to go.
A case of trespassing has been opened by the church.
The police gave the refugees some time to leave the church. Some refugees opted to leave, saying they did not want to be removed.
Cape Town City mayoral committee member for Safety and Security JP Smith said the group who are attempting to occupy the church are in contempt of court and may face additional charges from the city.
Smith stated the government is not under any legal obligation to provide alternative accommodation for the refugees.
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