WC protests not political - Lili

Controversial former ANC councillor Andile Lili called on officials to improve the lives of the poor.

A group protests for better sanitation and housing in Cape Town on 30 September 2013. Picture: Shamiela Fisher/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The recent spate of service delivery protests are not part of an election campaign against the ruling Western Cape government, controversial former ANC councillor Andile Lili said on Monday.

Lili was among a group of protesters who marched to the Western Cape Legislature on Monday demanding better service delivery for the poor.

Demonstrators handed over a memorandum of demands to government officials.

Lili said they would protest for better services even if the ANC was in power in the Western Cape.

"It has nothing to do with DA and it has nothing to do with ANC. We are saying, government must look after the people because they are elected by people."

Lili, who has been at the forefront of several service delivery protests in recent months, says they have settled the fight for better sanitation.

Protesters will now focus their attention on housing and land.

Western Cape Housing MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela says they are looking into the matter.