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Update on the refugee situation<p>The City of Cape Town notes the ongoing media and public interest in the refugee situation in the Central Business District in the wake of the court order granted earlier this week.</p><p>We would like to put on record that our first obligation is to give effect to the court order.</p><p>As stipulated by the court, the respondents have been informed of the order by the Sherriff of the Court and the verification process by the Department of Home Affairs is underway.</p><p>The City understands that there are a number of variables that could arise. </p><p>We will consider these, should there be a need, and make the best decision under the circumstances.</p><p>The City is committed to resolving the matter as speedily as possible, in line with the court order, and we ask that the public will allow the Department of Home Affairs and the City to give effect to the order.</p><p><br><strong>End</strong></p>2020-02-19T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#b480eb1b-cfa8-45cf-ab3d-21f848f482e9;L0|#0b480eb1b-cfa8-45cf-ab3d-21f848f482e9|safety and security;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb1

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