Nkohla may face disciplinary action

Controversial ANC Councillor Loyiso Nkohla has even been described as a loose cannon by his own party.

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

CAPE TOWN - Controversial ANC Councillor Loyiso Nkohla has until the end of this week to answer to complaints levelled against him, Cape Town City Council Speaker Dirk Smit said on Monday.

The councillor, who has even been described as a loose cannon by his own party, handed the council a sick note last week only to be seen at a violent housing protest in the Cape Town CBD.

Nkohla has been suspended from the ANC and faces disciplinary proceedings.

Smit says several complaints have been levelled against Nkohla.

"I have confronted councillor Nkohla with the contents of the complaints. He has until the end of the week to respond and then I will make a final decision on whether to proceed with disciplinary action."

Nkohla lashed out at those who questioned his involvement in the protest.

He says he doesn't have to explain himself as he followed all protocols.

The ANC has distanced itself from the protest which brought the city centre to the standstill.