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'Poo protesters' to stand trial

The nine protesters, including Andile Lili, could go on trial in August.

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

CAPE TOWN - The so-called poo protesters could go on trial in August.

Nine men, including controversial African National Congress (ANC) members Andile Lili and Loyiso Nkohla, appeared in the Bellville Magistrates Court on Wednesday on charges relating to their now infamous faeces flinging campaign.

The nine men are accused of dumping human waste at the Cape Town International Airport's Departure Terminal in June last year, at the height of the city's so-called toilet wars.

They face charges under the Civil Aviation Act.

Lili and Nkohla have become notorious since the start of the protests.

They were initially suspended and expelled by the ANC but later welcomed back after the decision was rescinded on a technicality.

The pair also formed the Seskhona Peoples' Rights Movement, a group that's held a series of protest marches in the Cape Town CBD.