Crowds march in support of poo protester

2014-02-14 13:41
A large crowd gathers outside the Western Cape High Court to support axed ANC councillor Loyiso Nkohla, who was appealing his dismissal over his role in the poo protests. (Lauren Hess, News24)

A large crowd gathers outside the Western Cape High Court to support axed ANC councillor Loyiso Nkohla, who was appealing his dismissal over his role in the poo protests. (Lauren Hess, News24)

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Cape Town - Thousands of people turned out in sweltering heat on Friday to protest during the court appearance of ANC councillor Loyiso Nkohla.

Nkohla was in court for matters relating to a series of faeces dumping protests in the Western Cape.

Khayelitsha resident Noluvo Line told News24 that protesters will return for Nkohla’s next court appearance. 

Line promised that should Nkohla’s sacking not be overturned, protesters would cause chaos in Cape Town and that “20 000 people” would turn out.

Friday’s protest remained peaceful, however, with those taking part heading home almost immediately after.

Police and traffic officers kept a close eye on events.

Nkohla and six other members were suspended by the ANC in September last year for their role in the sanitation protests in Cape Town.

Human faeces were dumped on the steps of the provincial legislature and at Cape Town International Airport by people protesting poor sanitation in Cape Town's informal settlements.

According to Sapa, Nkohla was given a three-year suspended sentence in 2012 for disrupting President Jacob Zuma’s centenary speech at the Good Hope Centre.

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