City of CT to lay charges against Ses’Khona

This comes after a march in the Cape Town CBD turned violent despite assurances that it wouldn't.

FILE: This comes after a march in the Cape Town CBD turned violent despite assurances that it wouldn't. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN

CAPE TOWN - City of Cape Town authorities plan to lay criminal charges against the Ses'Khona Peoples Rights Movement following yet another chaotic protest march in the CBD.

The group was granted permission to lead a protest over service delivery issues on Thursday but the demonstration turned violent.

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Several years back, another demonstration under the banner of the civil rights group erupted into looting.

Prior to Thursday's march, the group had assured city bosses it would do everything possible to ensure the demonstration would be peaceful.

They were subsequently given the green light to lead the protest but the demonstration descended into looting.

The group demanded to see Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, but dispersed several hours later when she failed to make an appearance.

The municipality said the organisation will be denied permission to hold further protest marches.

It's not the first time a Ses'Khona-led march has turned ugly.

Meanwhile, a number of Ses'Khona leaders including Andile Lili and Loyiso Nkohla will be sentenced next month for their role in the so-called 'poo protests' in 2013.

They have been found guilty of contravening the Civil Aviation Act after dumping human waste at Cape Town International Airport.