Govt wants answers after eviction of naked man in Cape Town

South Africa

Cape Town – There was been widespread outcry over the eviction of a naked man from a shack in Khayelitsha.

Human Settlements Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, says the Western Cape government must urgently get to the bottom of this matter.

Parliament said it also needs answers.

In video footage seen on social media, police officers are seen dragging a naked man from his shack.

Sisulu said she wants those implicated held accountable for what she calls deplorable actions.

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Police has called the leadership of the City of Cape Town’s municipal police service.

Chairperson, Tina Joemat-Petterson, wants those involved suspended immediately.

Joemat-Petterson has also asked the Independent Police Investigative Directorate to investigate.

The city says four officers have been identified and they have started the process of suspending them. It also says it will not condone violence of any nature by its staff but it says the land belongs to the city and is being occupied illegally.

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