Yilma Shoa Taye,
a representative of 94 Ethiopians, reports they have been evicted from the
Ebenezer Care Center where they have been sheltered for two months.
He says Sister
Shelley expelled them from the care center when their UNCHR funding ran out and
a tribal leader in the community said neighbors would slaughter the more than
119 refugees in her compound.
The day after
VOA reported 94 Ethiopian refugees found homeless and defenseless outside the
gates of the Ebenezer Care Center, help arrived.
International called the South African police, who provided 24-hour protection
for the 94 Ethiopian refugees and a dozen others who had been expelled from the
center. A member of the city council
sought renewal of UNCHR funding and requested they be readmitted to the
center. Yilma reports that President
Jacob Zuma has been on the radio denouncing threats of violence against