WC and Seskhona battle heats up

WC says it plans to lay criminal charges against the civil rights movement, Seskhona.

FILE: Supporters of Cape Town's infamous 'poo protesters' outside court on 16 July 2014. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The feud between a Cape Town civil rights group and provincial government is set to worsen as legal battles pile up.

The Western Cape government has accused the Seskhona Peoples Rights Movement of selling plots on privately owned land in Lwandle, outside Strand.

Premier Helen Zille, who has on several occasions blamed the group for some of the instability in the City, says the organisation has been selling the land it doesn't own for R2,500.

The Western Cape of human settlement says it plans to lay criminal charges against the movement.

The department says it's confident it has the necessary evidence to back up its claims, showing that Seskhona sold several plots prior to the controversial evictions in the Lwandle area.

Meanwhile, the civil rights group is reading itself for another court battle where it has threatened to sue the Western cape government for damages after several of its members were acquitted on Wednesday related to now infamous sewage dumping debacle.

The Cape Town Magistrates Court ruled in favour of the seven accused, who were charged after several poo flinging incidents in the Western Cape.

The City of Cape Town charged the group incited violence and put the health of innocent people at risk when they embarked on incidents where human faeces was dumped outside the Provincial Legislature and Cape Town International Airport.