Residents of eleven buildings in Johannesburg’s inner city are challenging the lawfulness and constitutionality of over 20 police raids – which took place between June 2017 and May 2018.
They claim that their rights were violated as they were forced out of their homes in the middle of the night while partially clothed during the raids – alleged to have been conducted by the South African Police Services, the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department and the Department of Home Affairs.
To tell us more, we’re now joined by Khululiwe Bhengu from the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa-an attorney representing the residents. Please note that we invited the South African Police Services to be part of this discussion but they declined as the matter is still in court.
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