Poo-wars: CT councillor to be removed

The City Council has approved a recommendation to remove ANC councillor Loyiso Nkohla.

FILE: ANC councillor Loyiso Nkohla was caught dumping faeces in public during the so called ‘poo protests’. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Cape Town City Council has approved a recommendation to remove controversial African National Congress (ANC) councillor Loyiso Nkohla from his position.

A disciplinary committee found Nkohla guilty of compromising the 'credibility and integrity' of the municipality.

He was caught dumping faeces in public during the so called ' poo protests', which were rampant in the city last year.

The City Council on Wednesday voted on whether or not to accept the disciplinary committee's recommendation, where ANC councillors abstained from voting.

But Democratic Alliance (DA) Chief Whip Anthea Serritslev says in the end, the disciplinary committee's recommendation was approved.

"The disciplinary committee found councillor Nkohla guilty of contravening the code of conduct for the councillors. The vote was passed by a majority in council and the matter will now be referred to the MEC."

Local Government MEC Anton Bredell will make the final decision on whether to remove Nkohla from office.