Published November 16, 2019, 10:33 AM
By Agence France-Presse
A South African Anglican archbishop and several others were injured Friday in scuffles at a Cape Town church where hundreds of foreigners had sought shelter, officials said.
The Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, was among a group of clergymen and human rights officials who were trying to address the foreigners, many of whom claim to be asylum-seekers.
More than 200 of them have been occupying a Methodist church in Cape Town after police removed them from the local offices of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), where they had been staging a sit-in.