No bail for faeces dumping accused welcomed

Ivan Meyer MPP

Leader of the DA in the Western Cape

The Democratic Alliance welcomes the decision by Magistrate Kotze in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court yesterday to not grant bail to the nine men who were arrested for dumping human faeces at Cape Town International Airport on Tuesday.

The quick response of the SAPS on Tuesday and subsequent arrest of the nine, including the main agitators in the form of the ANC’s Loyiso Nkohla and Andile Lili, is welcome.

We trust that justice will now take its course in this matter.

The truth of the matter is that Cape Town is the leading sanitation services provider in South Africa. Of the 1.3 million households in South Africa with no sanitation at all, none are in Cape Town. Of the 88 127 bucket toilets identified by national government across the country only 0.4% are in the Western Cape. And it is precisely in an attempt to get rid of these for once and for all, that the DA-led City of Cape Town is providing additional portable flush toilets.

The DA will continue to do everything possible to deliver for residents where we govern.

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