Andile Lili granted bail

He was arrested last week after calling on supporters to kill rapists and murderers in their communities.

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

CAPE TOWN - African National Congress (ANC) Provincial executive member Andile Lili has been granted bail in the Bellville Magistrate's court.

He was arrested last week - after calling on supporters to kill rapists and murderers in their communities.

Lili's lawyers have told the court, should he be released on bail, the activist will call a media briefing where he'll once again extend his apologies.

Magistrate Joe Magele found the prosecution failed to prove Lili breached his bail conditions when he was arrested for a similar offence last year.

Lili stood in the dock shifting his weight nervously as Magele summarised the case.

Magele mentioned Lili's affidavit, in which the activist motivated his reasons why bail should be granted, including that he's the sole provider for his entire family.

Lili's lawyer Joey Moses also emphasised his client has apologised for the utterances.

In granting bail the magistrate ruled the state has not proven Lili violated his bail conditions.

He was arrested last year and charged with incitement to commit violence when he allegedly urged supporters to fight with police.

But Magele found if indeed Lili violated his bail conditions, authorities should have acted and arrested him a long time ago.

This is one four pending cases Lili's involved in.