Lili to spend another weekend in jail

The ANC member's bail application was to be heard in the Bellville Magistrates Court today.

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

CAPE TOWN - African National Congress provincial executive committee member Andile Lili will have to spend another weekend behind bars because his bail application could not be heard today.

Lili, who is also the leader of the Ses'khona People's Rights Movement, was arrested last week for being in contempt of court.

He had failed to appear in court because he says he could not attend three matters scheduled for the same day.

His bail application was to be heard in the Bellville Magistrates Court today but parties were not ready to proceed.

Ses'khona's Sithembele Majova says, "We are very disappointed with the court decision not to hear Andile Lili's bail application because he has now spent more than a week [in jail]. We were hoping he would be released and come to his people."