ANCYL praised for airing toilet issue

2013-06-13 17:23
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Cape Town - The ANCYL national task team (NTT) has lauded the Khayelitsha community and league members for the "faeces war", which has garnered national and international media attention.

Members of the ANCYL and of the Khayelitsha community have taken to throwing human waste in protest of porta-loos and the bucket system being used in Western Cape informal settlements.

ANCYL NTT member, Braam Hanekom, praised the community for putting the issue on the table, but did not condone the methods used.

The ANCYL NTT has been appointed to rebuild dysfunctional ANC structures at the branch, regional, and provincial levels.

“We acknowledge the huge achievement in making this national and even international news,” he told News24.

“We recognise that it is not just an issue of ill-discipline, the community is frustrated and they successfully put the issue on the agenda.”

Members detained

The ANCYL Secretary General, Magasela Mzobe, has since met with the detained ANCYL members including Loyiso Nkohla, who has been described as one of the ringleaders.

Nkohla, who is also an ANC councillor, was arrested at Woodstock station with 184 people while they were on their way to dump faeces outside Premier Helen Zille’s office.

“We met them in the police station where they were detained and since we are national leadership, we undertook to go to the ground with the convener to intervene and engage around the issues,” said Hanekom.

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