The death on 2 November of a Zimbabwean asylum seeker outside the home affairs offices at the Foreshore has rekindled debate about the treatment of refugees in the Mother City. The deceased, Adonis Musati, reportedly died from starvation just one day after asylum seekers at the centre clashed with police for allegedly manhandling a refugee. The Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CORMSA) has blamed the incidents on the inability of the Cape Town office to meet demand for its services as refugees from various parts of the continent make their way to South Africa in search of a better life. In May the Cape Town-based network of migrant organisations and service providers Tutumike released a report outlining the problems and suggesting improvements.
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