Speaking outside the Belville Magistrate’s Court, Andile Lili encouraged members of the community to take the law into their own hands and kill the criminals.
Lili’s words were: “The only thing we can do to liberate ourselves, is to kill immediately. If we find a criminal right handed, we must kill them because by doing so we are liberating ourselves from criminals”.
Lili was appearing for sentencing together with other members of Ses’khona after they were convicted of throwing faeces at Cape Town International Airport in 2013.
Lili was elected in June as part of the ANC’s Western Cape Executive Committee.
CapeTalk Presenter John Maytham spoke to Yonela Diko, ANC Western Cape Provincial Spokesperson about Lili’s remarks:
According to Diko, Lili is speaking on behalf of the frustrated communities. He said that the general Secretary of the ANC will be in talks with Lili regarding his utterances because the ANC does not agree with brutal killings as a solution to crime.
Listen to the full conversation on The John Maytham Show: