Lili opens assault case

Andile Lili claims he was forcibly removed and called the K-word at the Cape Town Civic Centre.

FILE: Andile Lili. Picture: Catherine Rice/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Police are investigating a case of assault after one of the men involved in Cape Town's so-called toilet wars was allegedly attacked by the mayor's bodyguards and metro police officers.

Andile Lili claims he was forcibly removed and called the K-word at the Civic Centre this week when he went to enquire about pension fund money owed to him by the city.

Lili was expelled from the council earlier this year.

He has also been accused of being the ringleader in 'toilet war' protests in which human waste has been dumped across Cape Town over the past few months.

The police's Frederick van Wyk said a common assault case has been opened for investigation.

No arrests have been made as yet.

Lili says he wants the law to take its course.

"I was really angry, but I realised the best way to deal with these criminals is to bring them before the law. I am confident that South African law will deal with them appropriately."