Poo thrower raises a stink with Mmusi Maimane

16 May 2018 - 13:59 By Philani Nombembe
Loyiso Nkohla. File photo.
Loyiso Nkohla. File photo.
Image: Gallo Images / Beeld / Nasief Manie

Allegations of assassination plots‚ illegal surveillance and backstabbing have emerged as a sideshow to the meltdown between Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille and the DA.

De Lille supporter Loyiso Nkohla‚ a council official infamous for a poo protest at Cape Town International Airport‚ raised a stink in a letter to DA leader Mmusi Maimane on Tuesday.

The letter‚ which has been circulating on social media‚ was written shortly after the High Court in Cape Town restored De Lille’s mayoral chain by granting her application for an urgent interdict stopping the DA rescinding her party membership.

Nkohla confirmed on Wednesday that he had authored the letter and sent it to Maimane. The letter is peppered with racial undertones and unsubstantiated allegations against city councillors – and could result in a lawsuit.

Nkohla also claimed he had been spied on by “DA people”.

The former Ses’ Khona leader’s appointment as a council community liaison officer was questioned last year in a report by a DA committee chaired by parliamentary chief whip John Steenhuisen. It noted that Nkohla “enjoys special status in the city” and abused a council vehicle.

“In case you were not watching TV today‚ the Western Cape High Court have suspended your unconditional cessation of membership of PDL [Patricia de Lille]‚” the letter said.

“I am told that right now your lawyers are reporting to your white masters and your masters are so angry and they are discussing an appeal and they will [bring] forward another vote of no confidence in PDL.”

Nkohla told Maimane there were plans to have him assassinated.

“…you are [the] only known enemy to me … I am aware Mmusi as your DA people have been following me every day (sic). They even [stole] my carpet with an aim of bugging it to listen [to] every conversation I have at my place.”

In the letter‚ Nkohla warned Maimane the DA would get rid of him after the general elections next year.

“Mmusi we have warned you in advance but you decided to undermine us and listen to white views because they make sense to you‚” the letter said.

“Let me also shares with you that you are … next after 2019 general elections. Whites in the DA have decided to claim their party back from the hands of black leaders because it was Helen [Zille’s] project‚ they don’t believe in that. They have started by having Natasha [Mazzone] as an imposed deputy chairperson of the [federal executive] and DA spokesperson.”

Maimane’s spokeswoman‚ Portia Adams‚ said: “I’m sorry but I’m not going to dignify this with a response.”