The refugee group that remained inside inside the Central Methodist Mission Church in Greenmarket Square said they will not leave despite health concerns amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The refugees were removed earlier this month, however others returned to seek refuge inside the Central Methodist Mission Church.
More than 100 refugees are living inside the building, in contravention of the Disaster Management Act.
Lat week, Methodist Reverend Alan Storey said: “They are attempting to practice frequent hand washing, etc. But the truth is the conditions inside the sanctuary are ripe for a virus of any sort to spread, let alone the highly contagious coronavirus.”
Refugee leader Aline Bukuru, said they will stay despite the issuing of the eviction order.
According to the EWN reporter the group said they will continue living in the streets, however in smaller groups due to hygiene concerns surrounding the coronavirus outbreak.
— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) March 22, 2020