At least 100 evicted from women’s shelter in Eerste River

It’s alleged the Geneva Crisis Centre is being illegally used for low-cost accommodation.

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CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Social Development Department is assisting at least 100 people evicted from a women's shelter in Eerste River.

The Geneva Crisis Centre, which was set up as a haven to house survivors of abuse, is being shut down after it was discovered that it's being illegally used for low-cost accommodation by the founder of an NGO.

Western Cape Social Development MEC Albert Fritz says police told department officials the building was being used by criminals to peddle drugs.

Fritz's spokesperson Sihle Ngobese says, "Our primary concern is to provide temporary shelter for those who were evicted. Our particular focus is on the children, the mothers and older persons. We also have officials on standby."