Poo protesters file urgent application

2013-07-01 21:35
(Nadia Krige: News24 Travel)

(Nadia Krige: News24 Travel)

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Cape Town - Nine men, who allegedly dumped human waste at Cape Town International Airport, appeared in court on Monday, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said.

NPA regional spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila said the men had brought formal bail applications in the Bellville Magistrate's Court.

The bail hearings would resume on Tuesday, he said.

The matter was moved forward after an urgent application in the Western Cape High Court.

Two of the men are ANC Councillor Loyiso Nkhola and former councillor Andile Lile. At the time of their arrests, both were out on a warning for a similar offence.

The other accused are Yanga Mjingwana, Ben Dyani, Bantu Mgobodiya, Wandesle Mkapa, Jaji Diniso, Bongile Zanazo and Thembela Mabanjwa.

The group allegedly dumped human waste at the airport's departures terminal last Tuesday.

They faced public violence charges, but the State said additional charges were expected.

While they appeared, several of their supporters protested outside the court building.

Police spokesperson Frederick van Wyk said 22 people were arrested "for protesting within 100m from a magistrate's court".

They would appear in court once they had been charged.

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