Refugees in SA started trek to Namibia in hopes of safer life

Refugees in SA started trek to Namibia in hopes of safer life

- Refugees in South Africa are looking for a better future in the neighbouring country of Namibia

- It is believed the group of desperate people are going to walk and travel to Namibia in hopes of a safer environment

- The group mainly consists of children and their parents

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A group of refugees that have been seeking shelter in Cape Town are now going to head to Namibia in the hopes of a safer life.

The group is reported by IOL News to be willing to walk to the neighbouring African country if that is what it takes.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the refugee group consists mainly of children and their parents who are desperate for a better future.

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The journey to Namibia would take just over 5 days if undertaken on foot.

This comes after a tense exchange with NGOs, the SA Human Rights Commission and religious leaders.

It is believed that Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba and the SAHRC’s Chris Nissen suffered injuries during the incident.

Earlier, it was also reported that refugees caused a lot of trouble when they were on the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Pretoria premises earlier this week.

They were told to vacate the premises but refused and got into a clash with local police. More than 500 refugees were removed and over 180 of them will appear in court on charges of trespassing.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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