Camps Bay LGBTQI+ collective facing legal action for 'refusing to leave Airbnb'

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Vatheka Halile in the house in Camps Bay.
Vatheka Halile in the house in Camps Bay.
Wewe Ngidi

The story: The collective which is occupying a house in Camps Bay in Cape Town, faces legal and civil action for refusing to honour a check-out deadline set by the property managers. 

What they want: The group had already indicated that it wanted to speak to the property owner about its vision for turning the house into a safe space for LGBTQI+ people. They raised the money for their initial stay through friends, family and supporters, and once in, told the agent of their intentions.

The response: In a statement, property managers Turnkey 365 said: "Following the refusal of a group of guests to vacate a property under our management in Camps Bay, we have instituted both legal and civil proceedings to achieve an eviction and recoup all costs incurred.

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