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Faeces dumped at WC legislature

Four men dumped faeces outside WC legislature this morning in so-called Poo-wars.

Protestors from informal settlements in Cape Town march against poor sanitation. Picture: Lauren Issacs/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Four men allegedly dumped human waste on the steps of the Western Cape legislature on Monday.

The police's Andre Traut said, "The circumstances surrounding an incident this morning at the Western Cape legislature are being investigated. Four male suspects dumped human faeces on the steps and fled the scene."

Several communities still use the bucket system while others have started using the portable toilets. They have vowed to continue with the so-called toilet wars.

Last week over 180 suspects appeared in court after they were arrested for possession of human waste at the Cape Town Train Station.

The group was making its way to the provincial legislature where they were planning to dump the human waste.

The case has been postponed to October.

In June this year, protesters began flinging raw sewage at a convoy transporting Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille through Khayelitsha. Demonstrators also emptied the contents of portable toilets on the doorsteps of the Western Cape legislature.

At the time, controversial former councillor and ANC Youth League member Andile Lili confirmed he was one of a group of people who were arrested while on their way to dump faeces at the City Council.

Lili told Eyewitness News they would continue to dump faeces on Zille's doorstep until a proper sanitation service is provided to the poor.

Khayelitsha residents say the City of Cape Town's portable flush toilet project is demeaning. Lili added that it was a violation of a human's right to dignity and privacy.

Khayelitsha community members have since complained about poor sanitation services in the area.

"We are emptying our toilets there because our toilets have smelled for three months."