Lockdown outside court ahead of poo throwers' sentencing

2015-08-19 12:54
Andile Lili (Tammy Petersen., News24)

Andile Lili (Tammy Petersen., News24)

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Cape Town - Landdros Street in Bellville was locked down on Wednesday as hundreds of Ses'khona People's Rights Movement supporters gathered outside the Bellville Magistrate's Court ahead of the sentencing of nine of its members.

Leader Andile Lili, secretary Loyiso Nkohla and seven others were in February found guilty of contravening the Civil Aviation Act after dumping faeces at Cape Town International Airport two years ago.

They were cleared of charges of contravening Cape Town's environmental health by-laws and the National Environment Management Act in December last year.

Law enforcement officers as well as police members on Wednesday kept a watchful eye on supporters who were singing, dancing and even sleeping in the street.

A nyala was parked in front on the court entrance, with a number of police vehicles positioned at either end of the street.

Oranges and sweets were on sale as business savvy vendors used the opportunity to make a quick buck.

"Voetsek, fokkof, hands off Ses'khona!" groups of members sang as they walked up and down Landdros Street.

Sentencing proceedings will start at 14:00.

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