South Africa’s constitutional court has reserved its decision on
a request that it order Gauteng province officials to keep open shelters for Zimbabweans and others displaced by xenophobic violence in May, instructing lawyers for the displaced and the
government to come up with a plan to close down the camps while assuring the safety and rights of the homeless.
Professor Jonathan Klaasen of the University of
Witwatersrand Law School told reporter Sithandekile Mhlanga of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that
the parties to the action agreed the shelters will remain open until the court
has approved their plan to phase out the camps.
refugee-rights activists hailed the court’s action.
Remember Moyo, chairman of the Zimbabwe Support Action Group, said the agreement will give those driven out of their communities by anti-foreign violence time to
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