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CT to sue controversial activists for R24m

Activists who organised violent protests in the CBD will be sued for R24 million by the city.

Activists who organised violent protests in the CBD will be sued by the city. Picture: Tertia van Rensburg/iWN.

CAPE TOWN - Community activists who led a violent service delivery strike in the Cape Town CBD are to be sued by the City of Cape Town.

The city has accused controversial African National Congress (ANC) members Andile Lili and Loyiso Nkohla of organising several disruptive protest marches in the City Centre.

One such march descended into chaos in the City Centre last October.

But Nkohla says the city does not have enough proof.

"They can go ahead in their process of suing us. It's not a problem."

A defiant Nkohla says he's not worried about the city's pending lawsuit.

Mayoral Committee member for Safety and Security JP Smith says they will seek to recoup about R24 million from Nkohla and 14 other people identified as the organisers of violent protest marches in the Cape Town CBD.

"It's a little bit challenging to link specific individuals to specific cost generated for months preceding poo protests."

The city says court papers will be served on all the activists on Friday.