Ses'khona leader denies eviction allegation

A Nomzamo evictee says he was forced out of his home after refusing to be a member of the NGO.

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

CAPE TOWN - Ses'khona People's Rights Movement leader Loyiso Nkohla denies a claim by a Nomzamo resident who says only members of the NGO are receiving homes in Nomzamo.

Hundreds of Nomzamo residents were evicted from land owned by the South African National Roads Agency earlier this year.

Many of them were left destitute.

Government then intervened and many resettled on the same piece of land.

One evictee says Ses'khona has been part of the resettlement process, but claims he was forced out of his home after refusing to be a member of the NGO.

Ses'khona leader Loyiso Nkohla denies the allegation.

"Everything we have done has been done openly. We have allowed the community to conduct the process together with the ward counsellor, government official, government agents called HDA housing development agents."

The controversial group has been instrumental in a series of public protests including the " toilet wars" and various service delivery protests in the Western Cape.

Most recently, one of its leaders Andile Lili, was shot multiple times outside his Khayelitsha home more than a week ago.

Lili, who was an African National Congress (ANC) councillor at the time, grabbed headlines when he led a protest that culminated in the dumping of faeces at the Western Cape provincial legislature.