Nkohla's career hangs in the balance

The ANC councillor was found guilty of compromising the council’s "credibility and integrity".

One of the toilet wars ring leaders Loyiso Nkohla [left] was spotted near the Provincial Legislature on 29 November 2013. Picture: Carmel Loggenberg/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The fate of Loyiso Nkohla's career as an ANC councillor in Cape Town now lies in Local Government MEC Anton Bredell's hands.

On Wednesday, the City Council approved a disciplinary committee's recommendation to have him removed from office.

He was found guilty of compromising the "credibility and integrity" of the municipality after he emptied containers of faeces in public during the so called " toilet wars."

Bredell says his department's legal unit will ask the city for transcripts of the disciplinary hearing.

"We need transcripts of the hearing and we will then give the councillor 21 days to respond to the matter. We are legally required to hear his side as well and then take the council's recommendation."

Meanwhile, the ANC has distanced itself from the protest which brought the city to the standstill.