ANC: Nkohla brought party into disrepute

WC ANC found Loyiso Nkohla to be one of the ringleaders in the province’s so-called 'poo wars.'

FILE: Expelled ANC councillor Loyiso Nkohla addresses the crowd outside the Western Cape High Court on 14 February 2014. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape believes controversial former member Loyiso Nkohla was responsible for bringing the party into disrepute over the so-called 'poo wars.'

A disciplinary committee announced his expulsion on Monday.

Nkohla and another member, Andile Lili, were found to be the ringleaders behind a number of faeces dumping incidents in Cape Town last year.

Cape Town International Airport and the Provincial Legislature were all targeted in protests aimed at highlighting the lack of proper sanitation in many informal settlements.

The ANC's Faizal Moosa says, "It was felt that they then brought the ANC into disrepute. It's really about trying to install discipline into the organisation."

Lili has been kicked out of ruling party for three years of which two were suspended.