'Andile Lili shooting was an assassination attempt'

Ses'khona says it strongly believes the shooting of its leader was not an attempted robbery.

FILE: Ses'khona Peoples Rights Movement's Andile Lili outside the Western Cape High Court. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Ses'khona People's Rights Movement says it strongly believes the shooting of its leader, Andile Lili, was an assassination attempt.

Lili was shot several times outside his Khayelitsha home on Wednesday night.

The former African National Congress (ANC) councillor, who has been at the forefront of numerous disruptive demonstrations in Cape Town, is said to be in a critical condition.

Ses'khona led a protest march in the Cape Town City Centre on Thursday against high levels of unemployment.

Some members believe Lili's shooting is linked to the protest.

"As Ses'khona, we strongly believe that was an assassination."

At the protest on Thursday, spokesperson Sithembele Majova took a swipe at the African National Congress (ANC), blaming it for Lili's near fatal shooting.

"There is nothing called attempted robbery here and it's a political driven thing."

No arrests have yet been made following the shooting.

The ANC's Kobus Grobler has denied the allegations.

He's also rubbished claims by Ses'khona that the party is dead set on blocking jobs that are apparently in the pipeline at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa).

WATCH: The Ses'khona People's Rights Movement leader's wife speaks to EWN after her husband was critically wounded during a shooting outside their Khayelitsha home on Wednesday 5 November.