Poo-flinger urges public to 'kill for justice'

29 July 2015 - 02:09 By Philani Nombembe

Poo protester Andile Lili - the Ses'khona People's Rights Movement leader who was elected to the ANC Western Cape executive - has declared war on the justice system. He urged the public to kill alleged criminals because the justice system is failing them.Lili made the remarks outside the Bellville Magistrate's Court after he and another former ANC councillor Loyiso Nkohla, along with seven members of the NGO, were convicted of contravening the Civil Aviation Act in February.The nine were arrested in June 2013 after they dumped human faeces at the Cape Town International Airport in protest against portable flush toilets the city provided informal settlements.Lili grabbed a bullhorn and said the court should have convicted the bureaucrats that had failed to deliver a vital service, rather than those who had protested on the community's behalf.Said Lili: "We thought that by having a black person at the top, like Mogoeng Mogoeng, at least things will change in the justice system."Nothing has changed."So why must we respect a justice system that does not look at our issues?"There is nothing like the justice system here and once these poor people find someone committing a crime, they must kill that person immediately."The ANC's provincial secretary, Faiez Jacobs, distanced his party from Lili's comments.Said Jacobs: "Our position is quite clear as the ANC: We respect the institutional rule of law and the independence of our courts."He said he would investigate Lili's comments.Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille and leader of the DA in the province said: "We are already living in a very violent society and for a leader of the ANC to incite violence is wrong and we will ask him to withdraw such inflammatory statements."Ses'Khona People's Rights Movement members were due to be sentenced yesterday but the matter was postponed to August 18.

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