Zille: Poo protesters disrespect Mandela

2013-06-26 14:22
The human waste which was dumped at Cape Town Airport. (File, GoTravel)

The human waste which was dumped at Cape Town Airport. (File, GoTravel)

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Cape Town - ANC members are disrespecting their former leader Nelson Mandela with the manner in which they are protesting about sanitation in the Western Cape, provincial Premier Helen Zille said on Wednesday.

This comes after human waste was dumped at the departures terminal at Cape Town International Airport on Tuesday. Nine people were arrested.

Zille is adamant they are affiliated with the ANC, Eyewitness News reported, but the party says it is trying to determine if those involved in the latest sewage dumping incident are members.

Zille claims that one of the protesters is an elected ANC member of the city council of Cape Town and “all of them are known leaders in the ANC Youth League”.

She added that ANC members who took part in the protest displayed “profound disrespect to one of the world’s greatest leaders [Mandela]”.

Meanwhile, the Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) says security at Cape Town International Airport has increased significantly after the human waste was dumped at the departures terminal.

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