Nkohla en­ters DA-De Lille fight

Sowetan - - News - By Phi­lani Nombe­mbe

Poo flinger Loy­iso Nkohla has raised a stink in the war be­tween the DA and Cape Town mayor Pa­tri­cia de Lille.

Nkhohla, in a let­ter sent to DA leader Mmusi Maimane, raised al­le­ga­tions of as­sas­si­na­tion plots‚ il­le­gal sur­veil­lance and back-stabbing as a sideshow to the melt­down be­tween De Lille and the party

Now a coun­cil of­fi­cial, Nkohla, in­fa­mous for a poo protest at Cape Town In­ter­na­tional Air­port‚ is ap­par­ently a De Lille sup­porter.

His let­ter‚ which has been cir­cu­lat­ing on so­cial me­dia‚ was writ­ten shortly af­ter the Western Cape High Court in Cape Town re­stored De Lille’s may­oral chain by grant­ing her ap­pli­ca­tion for an ur­gent in­ter­dict stop­ping the DA re­scind­ing her party mem­ber­ship.

Nkohla con­firmed yes­ter­day that he had au­thored the let­ter and sent it to Maimane.

The for­mer Ses’ Khona leader’s ap­point­ment as a coun­cil com­mu­nity li­ai­son of­fi­cer was ques­tioned last year in a re­port by a DA com­mit­tee. It noted that Nkohla “en­joys spe­cial sta­tus in the city” and abused a coun­cil ve­hi­cle.

“In case you were not watch­ing TV to­day‚ the Western Cape High Court has sus­pended your un­con­di­tional ces­sa­tion of mem­ber­ship of PDL [Pa­tri­cia de Lille]‚” the let­ter said.

“I am told that right now your lawyers are re­port­ing to your white mas­ters who are so an­gry, and they are dis­cussing an ap­peal and to [bring] for­ward another vote of no con­fi­dence in PDL.”

Nkohla told Maimane there were plans to have him as­sas­si­nated.

“… you are [the] only known en­emy to me … I am aware Mmusi, as your DA peo­ple have been fol­low­ing me ev­ery day. They even [stole] my car­pet with an aim of bug­ging it to lis­ten [to] ev­ery con­ver­sa­tion I have at my place.”

In the let­ter‚ Nkohla warned Maimane the DA would get rid of him af­ter the gen­eral elec­tions next year.

“Mmusi, we have warned you but you de­cided to un­der­mine us and lis­ten to white views be­cause they make sense to you‚” the let­ter said.

“You are next … af­ter 2019 gen­eral elec­tions. Whites in the DA have de­cided to claim their party back from the hands of black lead­ers be­cause it was He­len [Zille’s] pro­ject‚ they don’t be­lieve in that. They have started by hav­ing Natasha [Maz­zone] as an im­posed deputy chair­per­son of the [fed­eral ex­ec­u­tive] and spokesper­son.”

Maimane’s spokes­woman‚ Por­tia Adams‚ said: “I’m sorry but I’m not go­ing to dig­nify this with a re­sponse.”

/ NASIEF MANIE /GALLO IM­AGES

The DA’s Loy­iso Nkohla has warned Mmusi Maimane of an ouster af­ter the 2019 gen­eral elec­tion.

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