The City’s undertaking to desist and refrain from enforcing or further prosecuting fines and summonses issued is limited specifically to the seven applicants in the court case. File picture: ANA
With reference to “Homeless people’s lawsuit against City of Cape Town postponed”, September 3.

The City’s undertaking to desist and refrain from enforcing or further prosecuting fines and summonses issued is limited specifically to the seven applicants until the matter is heard on November 4.

It is recorded further that the undertaking does not preclude or interdict the City from enforcing compliance with other laws and by-laws, save for those expressly referred to in the court papers with respect to the seven applicants.

The City’s Safety and Security Directorate can still enforce its by-laws and the agreement to suspend the enforcement does not apply to others in contravention of the City’s by-laws.

The City is committed to providing services to all residents and this includes attending to the huge number of complaints about homeless people in contravention of the City’s by-laws who resist sustainable assistance from the City’s reintegration unit and other organisations.

* Richard Bosman, Executive Director of Safety and Security, City of Cape Town.

** The views expressed here are not necessarily those of Independent Newspapers.

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