The naked truth of Cape Town's contempt for the poor laid bare

At a time like this, city authorities should act with more honour and compassion, not less

05 July 2020 - 00:00 By LUKHONA MNGUNI

On July 1, 97 days into the lockdown, harrowing scenes emerged from eThembini informal settlement in Khayelitsha. Bulelani Qolani, a 28-year-old man, had been brutally humiliated. The City of Cape Town's anti-land-invasion unit had stormed his shack while he was bathing, probably using a plastic basin. Naked as he was, members of the unit dragged him out of his shack...

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