Attention Cape Town Travellers: Beware the Faeces

By Staff Writer    29-Jun-2013 14:24 UTC+02:00 21
On Friday the N2 had to be closed after residents dumped Image: Daily Sun / Lulekwa Mbadamane / Media 24 PTY LTD/ Gallo Images

On Friday residents dumped faeces on the N2, blocking traffic near Cape Town International Airport. Image: Daily Sun / Lulekwa Mbadamane / Media 24 / Gallo Images

The disgusting use of human faeces in protests for service delivery is on the rise in Cape Town. At the beginning of June we were shocked when it was reported that two men dumped faeces on the doorstep of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament as part of a protest against the bucket toilet system, which is currently in the process of being phased out.

In another incident, during a green event which took place in Khayelitsha on the 4th of June, a group of people, believed to be members of the ANC Youth League (ANCYL), threw faeces at a bus in which Western Cape Premier Helen Zille had been travelling.

Over the past few weeks, there has been a series of sanitation protests in the Western Cape, where residents dumped human wastes in public places.

On Tuesday, faeces were dumped at the Cape Town International Airport by several individuals demanding service delivery in the Western Cape. This shocked local and international travelers who were at the airport. It also tarnished the image of Cape Town and South Africa in the eyes of foreign visitors.

One Brazilian visitor who was in SA for the first time covered his nose in reaction to the smell and told Cape Argus that something like this is “not supposed to happen”. “I have never seen anything like that anywhere in the world,” he said. It is reported that this incident resulted in flight delays and revenue loss in the region of R500 000.

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said the dumping of human waste in public areas during protests is an “attack against the whole population”. “Human faeces contain deadly micro-organisms like viruses, bacteria or larvae of parasites that can cause serious outbreak of diseases such as, but not limited to: cholera, typhoid, dysentery, parasitic diseases and even just simple diarrhoea on a wide scale,” he said.

Nine people were arrested in connection with this incident. Among them were ANC councillor and ANCYL member Loyiso Nkohla and suspended ANCYL member Andile Lili, the two men who dumped faeces on the doorstep of the Western Cape Legislature early in June.

After their arrest earlier this month, they were released on warning. However, this time they were denied bail. They will be detained until their bail hearing, which will take place at the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. The ANC provincial leadership also threatened to take harsh disciplinary measures against these members.

On Friday, in another related protest, the N2 was closed a number of times as residents dumped faeces on the highway, blocking traffic near Cape Town International Airport. It is unknown if these protests will continue next week. Those who will be travelling to Cape Town within the next few days are advised to be cautious.

Helen Zille believes that these service delivery protests are politically motivated (apparently aimed at discrediting the DA) ahead of the 2014 elections. She thinks that ANC protesters are targeting the Western Cape, the only DA-led province, in an attempt to point out the DA’s weaknesses.

A statement issued by Irvin Meyer, Leader of the DA in the Western Cape, indicates that Cape Town is the leading sanitation services provider in South Africa. According to the statement, “Of the 88 127 bucket toilets identified by national government across the country, only 0.4% are in the Western Cape.”


  1. CapeTown_ctz says:

    Dont these people know how sick they can get? How can you handle human waste, and expect NOT to contract some form of a DEADLY disease. And yes, 30 year jail sentence will be suitable since they basically attacked a national key point “cpt intl airport”. This is disgusting, what must international tourists and other countries think of us? This is getting far beyond insane

  2. Long1 says:

    Bloody sickening..The Western Cape is by far the best run province in the country. I was residing in the North West and Gauteng provinces the last two years, and holy mother!! I NEVER HAD MY RUBBISH COLLECTED, POT HOLES NEVER FILLED and NO MAINTENANCE IN THE PUBLIC AREAS…

  3. Dr Sheldon Cooper says:

    Strange enough, most likely all the people protesting in the informal settlements are the ones coming from the cANCer provinces, and yet the DA does something to resolve this bucket toilet issue and replacing it with portable flush toilets instead of just leaving it, with only 0.4% of bucket toilets in the WC and yet the protests is there. Got to make you think there is more behind this story than just service delivery, got to be politically motivated.
    And people follow their leaders examples, so yes the cANCer leaders does this, so will their supporters. Bad taste in role models I would say.

    • Nico Waffle says:

      Are these figures correct? 0,4% of 88 thousand is about 352. Are they saying that there are 350 bucket toilets in WC…

  4. Come on guys.Don’t hold kak.

  5. sickofshit says:

    what these illiterate protesters don’t realize is that these tourist money that they are chasing away would have meant a decent toilet one day, looks like they prefer to shit in buckets

  6. lino_lupus says:

    They released a part of their souls……..

  7. Kate Bennet says:

    Did monkeys get loose from the zoo and do this?

  8. Roderick Bateman says:

    Look at all this anti-whitism. In the 60’s, anti-whites forced ALL and ONLY white countries to bring in millions of non-whites. Then anti-whites forced ALL and ONLY white people to “integrate” or face penalties for being “naziswhowantokill6millionjews.” Now anti-whites are praising and counting down the days till ALL and ONLY white children are minorities and extinct EVERYWHERE. That makes it genocide. “Anti-racist” is a codeword for anti-white.

  9. Gary Gordon says:

    This is lower primate behaviour. This proves what some scientific people have been saying for some time now. It is politically incorrect to express this truth is words these days. These sub humans need no words to describe these actions though…, they stand alone and speak volumes for their IQ levels on the evolutionary scale between ape and man.

  10. MarxistMangler says:

    Just like chimps. Blacks are truly subhuman as demonstrated by their many behaviors.

    • Tim says:

      Your comment tells me that you are the one who has the reasoning
      power of a chimp. Do not judge all black people by the deeds of a few
      black idiots. It is a fact that there are white people who disrespect
      black people and have subjected them to a lot of racism. However, that
      does not mean all whites are racist. There are black people who do scary
      things everyday. However, that does not mean all blacks are like that.
      Every race has its good and bad people.

      • Ian says:

        True, and probably slightly better than those whites who murdered 6 million jews in gas chambers or the ones who shot women and children at the back in 1976 in sharpville.

  11. Disappointed says:

    These savages never fail to disappoint. They make South Africa the laughing stock of the world. How can anyone vote for a party that stoops to these levels? Surely their support base is not stupid?

  12. Tammy Gaudreault says:

    Love Cape Town, the only place I’d ever go if I visisted SA. And then liberals who have visited Cape Town have the balls to complain about the racism when returning back home(fact, I’ve heard it myself).

  13. NoGMO! says:

    Groom of the Stool for Her Majesty?

  14. Funsa says:

    I smell the involvement of the ANC – they’re always full pf $hit.

  15. BS-Baffles-B says:

    And these filthy scumbags expect to be treated EQUALLY!! WTF – I hope every one of these morons contracts some vile disease from handling this cr-p & sh-ts their own pants for weeks. I reckon the time has come for the authorities to stop pussy-footing about with these idiots & apply some serious “hurt”!

    PS – avoid the national roads – there are some beautiful routes that you can take into CT without having to take the sh-tty N2 🙂

  16. Mo Gibsmedats says:

    Monkeys fling poo. These asphalt apes are not different from their cousins.

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