More details emerge on Andile Lili shooting

The controversial activist was shot multiple times outside his Khayelitsha home on Wednesday night.

Ses'khona Peoples Rights Movement's Andile Lili. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape police are investigating a case of attempted murder following the shooting of controversial activist, Andile Lili.

The leader of the Ses'khona Peoples Rights Movement was shot multiple times outside his Khayelitsha home on Wednesday night.

The police's Frederick van Wyk said, "The circumstances surrounding an attempted murder of a 39-year-old male is being investigated. The victim was shot and wounded at around 10:10pm on Wednesday night while sitting in his vehicle."

Lili is said to be in a critical condition in hospital.

Earlier today, Ses'khona spokesman Sithembele Majova said the group wants arrests to be made swiftly.

"We find it strange that when we're about to march, there are a group of individuals who were critically insulting our march."

The motive behind the shooting is also being investigated.


There's a strong police presence in the Cape Town CBD as Ses'khona members take to the streets in a protest march against high levels of unemployment.

They're marching to Parliament.

In the past, protests led by the civil rights group have turned ugly.

The City of Cape Town's Priya Reddy says law enforcement officials will keep a close eye on the demonstration.

"We're expecting about 5,000 people to gather and we're going to be having rolling road closures. We'll be deploying our Metro Police, law enforcement and traffic officers."

Ses'khona member Phindiswa Thombela believes Lili's shooting was linked today's protest.

"I feel bad because they know we're marching today. We feel bad because we know the shooting was because of today's march."