Andile Lili wants VIP protection

The Ses'khona leader written to the WC Police Commissioner requesting VIP protection after he was shot.

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

CAPE TOWN - An outspoken Cape Town activist and Ses'khona Peoples Rights Movement co-leader Andile Lili has argued he should be afforded police protection, like the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Julius Malema.

The controversial Ses'khona leader said he still fears for his life, following a near-fatal shooting late last year.

Lili believes his case is more serious as he'd been shot at and wounded on more than one occasion.

He said Malema was previously granted police protection, when he claimed his life was being threatened.

Lili spent two weeks in hospital after he was shot four times by assailants while at his Khayelitsha home in November.

The activist said neighbours have since alerted him after spotting a red vehicle, transporting several masked men, near the property over the past month.

The car is believed to be the same vehicle used by his attackers in November.

Lili has since written to the Western Cape Police Commissioner.

He told Eyewitness News he is perplexed by officials' refusal to grant his request for VIP protection.

The Ses'khona leader said this is particularly unfair when compared to the way in which Malema's request for assistance was handled.