ANC official faces charges of inciting violence

Andile Lili was arrested on charges of inciting violence after calling on communities to kill criminals.

FILE: Loyiso Nkohla and Andile Lili speak outside court after being found guilty of contravening the Civil Aviation Act on 5 February 2015. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape ANC official and Ses'khona People's Rights Movement leader Andile Lili will appear in the Bellville Magistrates Court today on charges of inciting violence.

Lili was arrested on Wednesday for remarks he made outside the Bellville Regional Court earlier this week when he called on communities to kill criminals.

"Whatever a criminal is doing, if they are raping, you must kill them. If they're stealing, we must kill them immediately. And we must also kill them brutally."

Ses'khona's Loyiso Nkohla has labelled the statements as reckless and said the movement condemns the comments by its leader.

"We're an NGO that is advocating for human rights and it was an unfortunate statement. No one can condone what has been said."

Nkohla said all Ses'khona members will meet on Sunday to discuss the matter.

Listen: Lili's comments creates a lawless society: Social Justice Coalition