ANC condemns Lili's 'killing criminals' statement

Ses'khona leader Andile Lili addressed supporters outside a Cape Town court, urging them to kill criminals.

FILE: Ses'khona leader Andile Lili addressed supporters outside a Cape Town court, urging them to kill criminals. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The African Nation Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape has condemned utterances made by one of its provincial executive members.

Earlier this week Andile Lili addressed supporters outside a Cape Town court, urging them to kill criminals.

Andile Lili, who is also a leader of the Ses'khona People's Rights Movement, called on communities to take the law into their own hands following a brief court appearance earlier this week

He told the crowd the justice system's failing the poor.

Listen to the ANC spokesperson on Andile Lili's remarks:

The ANC's provincial secretary, Faiez Jacobs, said they will investigate the matter.

"From our side we'll certainly investigate. I just don't any details of what actually was said but we'll certainly investigate. We'll discuss it internally and we'll, at appropriate time, make announcements."

Meanwhile, lawyers for convicted ' poo protesters' will continue to represent them free of charge.

The nine men have been found guilty of contravening the Civil Aviation Act for dumping faeces at Cape Town International Airport in 2013.

They appeared in the Bellville Regional Court earlier this month, where it was decided sentencing proceedings would resume on 18 August.

Lili and eight others appeared in court, where the public gallery was packed with their supporters.

The matter had been postponed to give the men time to raise funds to pay lawyers.