CT to expose those behind poo wars

The City of Cape Town maintains that some ANC members are behind the so-called poo wars.

Residents show their support to the faeces-dumpers outside the Bellville Magistrates Court for basic sanitation on 8 July 2013. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town says social media has been key in identifying the culprits involved in the toilet wars.

The city will on Friday reveal video footage which they claim incriminates ANC members in the dumping of human faeces in the city.

Angry informal settlement residents have dumped human waste on the N2 and other parts of the city including the Cape Town International Airport.

Over 100 residents were arrested in connection with the protesters. They will return to court in September.

The city's JP Smith said the video footage "...will show you the exact faces. They are all active ANC members. On the one guy's Facebook page it's written, 'I am bored today I think I will go throw faeces and agitate the metro police a bit.'"

The city has been plagued by the unsanitary style of protesting over the last few months after Cape Town bosses decided to withdraw sanitation services from some informal settlements.

Their decision was made when residents started attacking cleaning staff which came to remove faeces in the area.

Meanwhile, ANC's Xolani Sotashe says Smith is being illusive about the findings.

"JP is not telling us who are these members of the ANC who are leading the illegal protests. The ANC has come out and distanced itself from any illegal protests."

The party has also accused city bosses of deflecting from the real problem their lack of service delivery.