Zille won't comment on faeces case

Western Cape Helen Zille said she is awaiting the outcome of the court case.

Residents show their support to the faeces-dumpers outside the Bellville Magistrate's Court on 8 July 2013. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The courts must decide on the fate of nine people arrested for illegally dumping faeces in the Mother City, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille said on Monday.

Two men were released on R500 bail for dumping human waste inside a terminal at Cape Town International Airport almost two weeks ago.

Seven others remain in police custody.

At the time of the airport incident, seven suspects were out on a warning after dumping waste at the Western Cape Legislature.

Dozens of Khayelitsha residents are up in arms after the court failed to release the remaining suspects.

Resident Xolani Dyuli says the men do not deserve to be locked up as they are only fighting for what is rightfully theirs.

"Our comrades are fighting for our rights. The government, which is led by Zille, is supposed to deliver services."

The matter was postponed for a month in the Bellville Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Zille says she will not comment on angry township residents who have rejected her attempts to resolve their sanitation issues.

"As everybody knows, the case is before the courts at the moment. We're waiting for the outcome of that case."