Lili 'bans' DA officials

The movement has claimed responsibility for Thursday's protests in Cape Town.

FILE: Andile Lili says they will prevent DA officials from entering certain Cape Town communities. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Ses'khona People's Rights Movement says it will prevent Western Cape Premier Helen Zille and Mayor Patricia de Lille from entering some communities in Cape Town.

The movement has claimed responsibility for Thursday's protests near Nyanga, Delft, Philippi East and Khayelitsha.

Last month, the group's illegal protest in the CBD was stopped by police after it was not granted a permit by the city.

The movement's chairperson Andile Lili says, "We have every right to protest. We will also ensure that we don't allow DA government officials, particularly the premier and the mayor, to enter our communities."

The group has accused the Democratic Alliance-led government of ignoring the plight of the poor.

They have vowed to continue fighting for decent housing, sanitation and employment.

Earlier this month informal settlers in Milnerton said they have nowhere to go after City of Cape Town officials demolished their homes.

The shacks had been illegally erected on a piece of land in Joe Slovo Park.