'Toilet wars' leaders to face disciplinary action

The ANC run Dullah Omar region will now proceed with the disciplinary hearing.

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 ringleaders of Cape Town's so called toilet wars are set to face disciplinary action after their bid to have the matter withdrawn was dismissed on Saturday.

The ANC run Dullah Omar region will now proceed with a disciplinary hearing against two of its members, Andile Lili and Loyiso Nkohla.

The two are charged with bringing the party into disrepute after their involvement in demonstration where human waste was dumped at the city council in recent months.

The pair also face criminal charges for attacks in which feaces were thrown at the provincial legislature and Cape Town International Airport.

The ANC Dullah Omar region's Faizel Moosa said Lili and Nkohla cited procedural reasons in the manner in which the charges were drawn up.

"One of the items mentioned was that the date was vague. We felt this was a minor discrepancy and did not warrant withdrawal of the matter."

Meanwhile, The Democratic Alliance (DA) has taken responsibility for the latest anti E-Toll billboards along Gauteng's highways reading 'E-Tolls proudly brought to you by the ANC'.

On Friday the ruling party said it would approach the Independent Electoral Commission to accuse the opposition party of flouting electoral laws ahead of the 2014 general elections.

However, the DA's Mmusi Maimane said they will defend their right to erect the billboards.

He said "E-Tolling was a strategic decision taken as part of the ANC's policy so when a billboard says e-toll is proudly brought to you by the ANC, that becomes key for South Africans to know that it is a policy of the ANC."