Joburg’s failure to comply with court orders sees 257 people out on the streets
The City of Johannesburg has failed to comply with two court orders ordering it to accommodate 257 men‚ women and children who were evicted from Fatti’s Mansions in downtown Johannesburg on Wednesday. This is according to the Socio-Economic Rights Institute (SERI). Despite the High Court ordering the city to accommodate the residents‚ they spent the night outside in the cold‚ SERI said. The residents had initially asked the High Court, at an urgent hearing convened on Wednesday at 7pm‚ to return them to Fatti’s Mansions so they could challenge the eviction order granted against them. Justice van der Linde ordered the city to accommodate the residents overnight while he considered his judgment‚ which it failed to do.