CT protest leaders won't back down
A civil rights march planned for Cape Town on Thursday already has a hostile tone.
CAPE TOWN - A civil rights march planned for Cape Town on Thursday already has a hostile tone.
The activists, who have come together under the banner of the Ses'khona People's Rights Movement, have previously been behind faeces-dumping protests and looting in the city.
The leaders of a large group of disgruntled citizens have vowed thousands of protesters will invade the city on Thursday to march for housing and proper sanitation.
Andile Lili, who has been suspended by the ANC for his role in the so-called toilet wars, says they will voice their demands outside the provincial legislature, with or without permission.
"The first day we embarked on these struggles we knew that we are faced with death on the other side and imprisonment on the another. We are ready for anything."
Protest action by the group last October resulted in looting in the city centre.