Sentencing postponed again for man convicted for inciting violence during 'poo protest' in Cape Town

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  • Poo protester and politician Andile Lili must wait to hear what his sentence for incitement will be. 
  • He was convicted of incitement last May regarding remarks he made outside court on a case involving throwing poo at the Cape Town International Airport's entrance. 
  • The heads of argument must be filed, and then the pre-sentencing arguments need to be held still.

Western Cape ANC politician Andile Lili has a lengthy wait to learn what sentence he will receive for inciting supporters of the Ses'khona People's Movement to kill murderers and rapists.

Lili is a member of the provincial legislature of the Western Cape, and in May, he was found guilty of incitement. 

The sentencing proceedings have dragged on, and now a new date has been set - 10 February - for the heads of argument to be submitted.

The parties will argue the matter on 2 and 3 March and then the magistrate will decide on a date to hand down the sentence for Lili, who was also found guilty of violating the Illegal Gatherings Act and common assault. 

Lili was one of the leaders of the so-called "poo protests", where buckets of sewage were thrown onto floors in public places in Cape Town by the supporters of the Ses'khona People's Movement to draw attention to poor sanitation services in parts of Cape Town. 

Among the targets were the Western Cape legislature building, a DA constituency meeting in Khayelitsha and the entrance to the Cape Town International Airport. 

READ | 'Poo protester' Andile Lili 'sorry' after being found guilty of incitement to murder

The incident at the airport led to Lili and eight others being charged with violating the Civil Aviation Act and sentenced to three years imprisonment, suspended for five years.

At the time, he addressed supporters outside the court, complaining about South Africa's justice system, saying it was biased against the poor. He lamented what he felt was a lack of action against rapists and murderers and told supporters that murderers and rapists should be killed if people saw them walking in the streets. 

Lili told News24 in a previous interview that he had been speaking from a place of extreme anger, and it was after another woman had been brutally raped and then murdered. 

He said his remarks were regrettable but should be seen in the context of anger at gender-based violence.  



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