On Friday, Loyiso Nkohla appeared at the Cape Town High Court to appeal his dismissal as councillor. Nkohla was expelled last year after throwing buckets of human faeces around public areas in Cape Town. The growing discontent with poor service delivery spurred Nkohlaâ€
Hundreds of supporters took to the streets to stand in solidarity with Nkohla in Cape Town on Friday. Demonstrators were carefully watched by a heavy police presence as they marched to the Grand Parade Station. While many marched through the CBD to support Nkohla, some appeared under the Sesâ€
RA’EESA PATHER spoke to the protesters.
Denver Louis, Mitchellâ€
We want housing and jobs. I donâ€
We want toilets and houses. I donâ€
Vuyo Keller, Khayelitsha
We just want things to turn around in Cape Town, you see, because the vote is around the corner. Loyiso is in court, but they have no charges against him. He did nothing wrong.
We are here to support comrade Loyiso. He was fighting for us, for the poorest, for informal settlement people. I think the state of the nation is quite clear, but the ANC must focus on some of these issues. We need sanitation, informal settlement houses and land. Five years is too little to try to change everything.
We were here to come and support Loyiso. He is one of our comrades. No, they say what he did was wrong. It wasnâ€