Durban Metro police commit 'cruel' crime towards the homeless

Durban Metro police commit 'cruel' crime towards the homeless

Durban Metro Police have been put under the spotlight due to cruel behaviour against the homeless.

Durban Metro Police has it's work cut out for them in winning the public again
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Locals have been vocal at what has happened in Durban this week. 

The Durban Metro Police have been allegedly forcing homeless people to dump their blankets in an awaiting rubbish bin. 

This was in line with the clean up operation for the Umbilo. 

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The Durban Metro Police is forcing the homeless people to throw their blankets away
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Considering that this week has been filled with warnings about rough weather starting on Friday, it comes as a shock that the Metro Police would be doing something like this. 

According to reports, the police appeared to have been conducting an operation to try to get groups of people who were sleeping outside businesses to clear the area - Gale Street, in particular.

According to Shani Naidoo, who runs a Non-Government Organisation, the police should have known better.

Homeless people being chaised away by the Police
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Spokesperson for the Metro Police, Parboo Sewpersad, has denied all allegations. 

The spokesperson said that the image was blown out of proportion. They are saying that the picture was manipulated to make sure that the police looked responsible for such cruelty. 

Read more: Protesting parents bring Umlazi to standstill

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