Cape Town poo protester ditches ANC for DA

2016-06-23 15:20

Cape Town - Ses'khona People's Rights Movement co-founder and poo protester Loyiso Nkohla has crossed over from the African National Congress to the Democratic Alliance.

Nkohla was one of hundreds of defectors who were welcomed into the party by DA Western Cape leader Patricia de Lille on Thursday in Khayelitsha.

DA spokesperson Mabine Seabe confirmed Nkohla's move.

''Yes, I can confirm that,'' said Seabe, as word spread that the man who once berated the DA-run City of Cape Town's sanitation programme, decided to join the blue party.

''It has been quite a long project,'' he said.

Nkohla co-founded the Seskhona People's Rights Movement alongside Andile Lili.

The group showed its disgust at the city's lack of proper toilets in many areas by dumping poo at Cape Town International Airport in June 2013. 

The poo protesters were sentenced to three years imprisonment, suspended for five years, after they were found guilty of contravening the Civil Aviation Act in February.

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