ANC expels 'poo war' ringleader

Andile Lili has been expelled for his role in the so-called Cape Town toilet war.

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

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town councillor Andile Lili has expelled from the ruling party, the Western Cape ANC confirmed on Monday.

Loyiso Nkohla and Lili have been labelled the ringleaders behind the so-called toilet war in the Mother City.

Lil's expulsion will last for three years, suspended for two years.

The ANC Disciplinary Committee announced its decision on Monday.

The so-called toilet war began in 2013 with the dumping of faeces at Cape Town International Airport, the Western Cape Provincial Parliament and other places.

The protest was against the municipality's new portable toilet system.

The ANC's Faizal Moosa says, "They were asked by senior leaders within the ANC, both provincially and nationally, to stop throwing faeces but they continued with their action."

Nkohla is currently appealing a decision by the City of Cape Town to sack him as a councillor.