The group of queer, black activists occupying a Camps Bay mansion have been given orders to vacate the premises.
A group of seven activists from the Queer Radical Feminist Activist Collective have been staying in the mansion since Friday, September 18. They formally booked the residence through Airbnb for a few nights, and are now on their third unpaid day.
Under the #WeSeeYou movement, they aim to draw attention to the lack of safe spaces queer people, women, children and the homeless have in society.
However, TurnKey365 Property Management Group, who run the property, have given the group one day to vacate the house. They must be out by Thursday [September 24].
In a statement, the company explained that the occupants booked the home in a dishonest manner, and their indefinite occupancy and refusal to allow staff onto the property affects their ability to perform their duties. They also argue their prolonged stay is affecting future bookings, creating a setback for the small company.