Lili threatens to bring CT to standstill

Andile Lili says over 200,000 people will take part in their next housing protest in Cape Town.

Andile Lili addresses the media outside the Western Cape Legislature on 30 October 2013. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Controversial former ANC councillor Andile Lili says it is all systems go for their next move to bring Cape Town to a halt.

Lili, who is known to be the ring leader of the so called toilet wars, led hundreds of protestors to the provincial legislature.

They were calling for houses and land.

Their path to the provincial building forced the closure of some shops in the city centre as protestors went on a rampage looting some of the businesses.

Lili claims their next boycott will involve 250,000 protestors.

"They are saying they are going to arrest us. That doesn't bother us. We know the masses that we are talking about can take us out of that prison by force. It can never be correct that we must tolerate a government that disrespects people."

Meanwhile, an ANC councillor who failed to pitch for work and was then later seen at a protest has lashed out at his employer.

Loyiso Nkohla, who is believed to be one of the ringleaders of the so-called toilet wars, says he followed all protocol when he did not report for duty.

It has been reported he handed in a sick note.

Nkohla says there is no need to explain his movements while on sick leave.

"I complied with the code of conduct of the council. When you are absent in the council, you must submit an apology and I did that. My whereabouts are no one's business when I've submitted an apology."

Meanwhile, the ANC in the Western Cape has distanced itself from Nkohla's actions calling him a " loose cannon."

The party says the riots may be added as an aggravating factor in Nkohla's disciplinary hearing.

At the same time, President Jacob Zuma and State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele have condemned the Cape Town riots but distanced the ANC from them.