Chaos erupts as poo protesters appear in court
A scuffle between police and Ses’khona supporters ensued and several people were subsequently arrested.
CAPE TOWN - Chaos erupted at the Bellville Magistrates Court on Tuesday afternoon, as the leaders of Cape Town's so-called "poo protests" appeared in court.
Supporters of the Ses'Khona People's Rights Movement gathered outside the court in support of
Lili, who was an African National Congress (ANC) councillor at the time, grabbed headlines in June 2013 when he led a protest that culminated in the dumping of faeces at the Western Cape legislature.
The crowd erupted when Nkohla jumped on top of a police nyala.
Armed police officers then instructed him to get off.
A scuffle between police and Ses'Khona supporters ensued and police fired teargas and used water cannons to control the crowd.
Several people were subsequently arrested.
Lili and Nkohla have become notorious since the start of the protests. They were initially suspended and expelled by the ANC but were later welcomed back after the decision was rescinded on a technicality.
The pair also formed the Ses'Khona People's Rights Movement, a group that's held a series of protest marches in the Cape Town CBD.
Pictures by Thomas Holder.