Activist, Andile Lili, has been shot

By Drum Digital
06 November 2014

The Ses’khona People’s Rights Movement chairperson was gunned down last night outside his home.

GroundUp reported that he was shot at four times, while sitting in his car outside his home in Khayelitsha township.

A police spokesperson says Western Cape Police are investigating the matter and that the motive is still unknown. No arrests have been made yet.

The 39 year-old activist is said to be in a critical condition and his shooting has been a blow to the organisations and community members he works with. Ses'khona spokesperson Sithembele Majova told Eyewitness News that the movement is devastated by the news and found it strange that the shooting happened on the eve of a planned march to Parliament and the ANC offices over the high rate of unemployment and the ANC’s alleged blocking of a job creation project with the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa).

According to the Cape Times, the ANC has threatened disciplinary action against any members who take part in the march to its offices in Thibault Square.

Lili, a former City of Cape Town councillor, was one of the ringleaders of the so-called "poo protesters" who dumped human faeces at the Western Cape legislature and Cape Town International Airport. They were acquitted in July this year. Lili was also charged with bringing the ANC into disrepute, but was reinstated in March.

Sources: GroundUp, News24, EWN, Cape Times

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