Court may sentence Mayor Dan Plato over fining homeless people

"The City agreed to not interfere or confiscate the personal property of the seven applicants and any other homeless people in the City of Cape Town."
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City of Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato and executives will be in court on Thursday to challenge a contempt of court application filed against them by seven homeless people.

The City of Cape Town is said to have violated a court order after they agreed to cease fining them.

While speaking on Cape Talk, Dingley Marshall Inc director, Lucien Lewin who is representing the seven applicants said:

“The City agreed to not interfere or confiscate the personal property of the seven applicants and any other homeless people in the City of Cape Town.”

According to Lewin, they undertook not to harass or abuse the applicants and any other homeless person in the City of Cape Town.

However, their personal property has been confiscated since the order has been given and they have been harassed and abused.

If the court finds in favor of the applicants, the mayor and other senior officials could be slapped with a 30 day suspended sentence.

More: capetalk

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