Parliament says the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is expected to brief the Home Affairs Portfolio Committee this week on the situation of refugees in Cape Town.
The United Democratic Movement is calling on government to enforce the laws of the country against refugees and asylum seekers who continue to disrespect the laws of South Africa.
Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs says the deportation of foreign nationals refusing to abide by South Africa’s laws may be the only solution to the on-going crisis in Cape Town.
At least 23 people died in a stampede as Nigerian refugees rushed to get food and clothes in a community center just over the border in Niger on Monday, officials said.
The City of Cape Town has welcomed the ruling of the Cape Town High Court allowing the City to enforce its by-laws outside the Central Methodist Church where hundreds of foreign nationals are sheltered.