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Cape Town - ANC councillor Loyiso Nkohla is facing expulsion from the City of Cape Town for his “disgusting” protest action that included throwing faeces in public.
The city’s disciplinary committee has ruled that Nkohla showed “utter disregard for the health and safety of the people of Cape Town” with his “unwarranted protest action”.
Nkohla and former ANC councillor Andile Lili were involved in several poo protests last year that included dumping faeces at the Western Cape Provincial Legislature and Cape Town International Airport.
The disciplinary committee found that Nkohla did not act in the interest of the council “on three occasions when he personally emptied containers of faeces in public”.
Lili was expelled from the council in March last year for his involvement in the illegal demolition of houses in Khayelitsha. Nkohla was also implicated in a protest march in October that turned violent when a breakaway group looted stalls and damaged property. He sent a sick note to excuse himself from a council meeting so that he could be at the march.
However, the disciplinary committee said it did not have enough evidence to find him guilty of taking part in this illegal gathering.
Both Lili and Nkohla have threatened to bring “ungovernability” to the city with another march, if Premier Helen Zille does not meet them to discuss grievances about sanitation next month.