CT poo protesters in court

The group of over 180 accused will return to the Cape Town Magistrates Court in October.

FILE: Khayelitsha residents were stopped by police at Cape Town Train Station after they were found carrying containers of raw sewage. Picture: Shamiela Fisher/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The case against a group of people arrested in connection with Cape Town's so-called toilet wars was postponed on Friday.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is considering combining this case with other matters related to the dumping of raw sewage.

Earlier, more than a 180 accused appeared in the Cape Town Magistrates Court on charges of public violence.

A group of demonstrators gathered outside the court to show their support for the accused.

Brandishing placards reading "we say no to portable toilets", they sang songs and demanded criminal charges be dropped.

The more than 180 accused had to split into groups as there was not enough space in the courtroom.

They were arrested in July at the Cape Town train station after being found with bags of human waste.

The group was planning to dump raw sewage at the provincial legislature.

The case has been postponed to late October.

Meanwhile, the ANC and the Democratic Alliance (DA) have condemned the so-called poo wars.

The ANC has promised to deal with any of its members who dump sewage as a form of protest.

However, the residents have vowed to continue fighting for proper toilets as they say portable toilets are demeaning.

On Sunday, protest action broke out on the N2 and the group dumped human waste on the highway.

No arrests were made.