ANCYL hails reinstatement of 'inspirational' poo protesters

2014-03-25 08:21

The ANC Youth League in the Western Cape has welcomed the lifting of the suspension of ringleaders of last year’s “poo protests”.

“The ANCYL welcomes the reinstatement of Andile Lili and Loyiso Nkohla as fully fledged ANC members,” the ANCYL in the province said in a statement.

Their reinstatement into the African National Congress was announced yesterday.

Nkohla was expelled from the party after his involvement in last year’s dumping of human faeces during protests in Cape Town.

Nkohla and Lili, a former City of Cape Town councillor, were charged with, among others, bringing the ANC into disrepute.

Lili was given a suspended three-year sentence, disqualifying him from participating in ANC activities for one year.

They led protesters in dumping faeces on, among others, the steps of the Western Cape legislature and at Cape Town International Airport last year.

Earlier, provincial disciplinary committee chairman Fezile Calana said the party had decided to uphold the appeal based on technical flaws in the regional disciplinary committee’s (RDC) proceedings.

The RDC had contravened the ANC constitution by exceeding time limits set for certain processes.

The ANCYL in the Western Cape said the members were an inspiration.

“It is our long-held view that instead of attacking and isolating brave young activists of our movement, we must commend and encourage them.

“These comrades are indeed an inspiration to all of us who strive for justice and liberation from all forms of oppression. They put their heads on the line to take up the struggles of the poor and most vulnerable while many of us have had the luxury of sitting in the comfort of our homes and offices,” the ANCYL said.

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