Ses'khona asked to retract 'police statement'

Loyiso Nkohla called on supporters to fight police if any of them are provoked.

Ses'khona's Loyiso Nkohla addresses the crowd outside the  Western Cape High Court. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Community Safety Department has demanded that the Ses'khona People's Rights Movement to retract its calls for its members to fight the police.

Hundreds of Ses'khona supporters gathered outside the Western Cape High Court earlier this week where the City of Cape Town brought an application to stop the group from embarking on illegal protest marches in the future.

One of the organisation's leaders, Loyiso Nkohla, called on demonstrators to fight police if any of them are provoked by officers.

He says he won't take back his comments

"We never allow police to brutalise our people. And we said that we are not going to allow what has happened in Bellville, when the police provoked us again and we shall keep quiet, because what they want to do is interfere with anything done by Ses'khona."

In an affidavit submitted to the court, the City of Cape Town explains how it's had to spend millions to replace infrastructure damaged during illegal marches staged by the group in the past.

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