Nkohla lashes out at DA

Nkohla called in sick on Wednesday only to be spotted at a violent housing protest.

Housing protesters make their way in the Cape Town CBD on 30 October 2013. Picture: Graeme Raubenheimer/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A member of the African National Congress (ANC), who's believed to be one of the ring leaders of the so-called toilet wars, believes he's become a soft target for the Democratic Alliance (DA) led government in the Western Cape.

Loyiso Nkohla called in sick to the City Council on Wednesday only to be spotted at a violent housing protest in the Cape Town CBD.

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille says she has pictures to prove this.

Thousands of people from various areas including Khayelitsha, Phillipi and Nyanga descended on the Western Cape Legislature in a housing protest.

The protest forced the closure of some shops in the Cape Town CBD due to looting by protesters.

Nkohla has lashed out at the City of Cape Town following a complaint over his actions.

He told Eyewitness News yesterday he believes he followed all protocol when not reporting for duty.

Nkohla says he's now been blamed for everything that's not in favour of the DA.

"Tomorrow a cat or dog will leave a poo at Helen Zille's door and she will accuse me or Andile Lili."

The City of Cape Town says it is yet to make a decision on whether to take action against the ANC member.

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.