Lili apologises for ‘kill the criminals’ comment

Andile Lili is applying for bail after his arrest for the controversial utterances.

FILE: It's the second time Lili’s been charged with incitement to commit violence following a similar incident a year ago. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - African National Congress (ANC) provincial executive member and community activist Andile Lili has apologised for calling on his supporters to kill criminals.

He's applying for bail in the Bellville Magistrates Court after his arrest for the controversial utterances outside court for another matter last week.

He's been charged with incitement to commit violence.

It's the second time Lili's been charged with incitement to commit violence following a similar incident a year ago.

WATCH small group of #AndileLili supporters outside court ahead of bail hearing this morning. @4everSiya SS pic.twitter.com/RXTP8wTWwJ

The State charges the ANC official and Ses'khona People's Rights Movement leader in August last year called on his supporters to fight with police, who he also allegedly called dogs.

The prosecution says Lili was warned to refrain from incitement after his arrest and subsequent release on bail.

His bail application for the most recent incident has been opposed on grounds he previously breached his bail conditions.

#AndileLili full courtroom ahead of Lili's bail hearing. SS pic.twitter.com/zgi87g6awt

Lili could be heard telling his supporters last week to "kill rapists and murderers".

His bail hearing continues on Friday.

#AndileLili was arrested after allegedly inciting violence by encouraging supporters to "kill rapists, murderers". SS pic.twitter.com/hzVRCznitx