Ac­tivist Lili checks out of hos­pi­tal after at­tempt on his life

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS - XOLANI KOY­ANA

IT WAS through a mir­a­cle that he sur­vived be­ing hit by two bul­lets while a third, aimed at his heart, missed al­to­gether, Ses’khona Peo­ple’s Rights Move­ment leader Andile Lili said in Cape Town yes­ter­day.

With a smile on his face and wav­ing, Lili walked out of Tyger­berg Hos­pi­tal to a hero’s wel­come from hun­dreds of his sup­port­ers.

He was dis­charged from hos­pi­tal on his 39th birth­day after spend­ing two weeks re­cov­er­ing from three bul­let wounds. Lili spoke for the first time about the at­tempt on his life on Novem­ber 5.

“What hap­pened on that day was a mir­a­cle. When I was shot I felt re­ally pow­er­ful. I had a pow­er­ful voice. I could still walk, I could still talk. Thank God I’m still able to be here with you to­day,” Lili told about 500 of his sup­port­ers.

The two gun­men are still at large.

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