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D-day for poo protesters

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The sentencing of nine men found guilty of contravening the Civil Aviation Act after dumping faeces at Cape Town International Airport is expected to be handed down at the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

The group were found guilty in February.

The men, including Ses’khona People’s Rights Movement leaders Andile Lili and Loyiso Nkohla, dumped faeces at the entrance of the airport on June 25, 2013 and were allegedly involved in doing the same on the steps of the Western Cape legislature, in protest against portable flush toilets that the city was providing in informal settlements.

They were cleared of charges of contravening Cape Town’s environmental health by-laws and the National Environment Management Act in December last year. News24

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