Poo-thrower raises a stink over Cape DA leader’s ‘divisiveness’

“Poo thrower” Loyiso Nkohla has slammed DA leader Bonginkosi Madikizela for taking sides in the party’s regional leadership contests.

In a Facebook post‚ Nkohla criticised Madikizela for endorsing Grant Twigg‚ who was elected on Saturday as the party’s Cape metro leader.

Loyiso Nkohla with Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille. Picture: Ruvan Bomhoff / FILE

Nkohla‚ who won infamy in 2013 for emptying toilet tanks at Cape Town International Airport and the provincial legislature‚ is now a DA activist and City of Cape Town employee. He backed Twigg’s rival‚ council chief whip Shaun August‚ as regional chairman.

“Is it not divisive of Ngutyana [Madikizela’s clan name] as a leader to endorse one candidate over the other? Or are you not endorsing a particular group or faction over the other? I thought we are all looking up to you as a leader‚” said Nkohla.

Madikizela’s action was “divisive‚ factional and dangerous” to the DA‚ he said. “How [will] the DA membership‚ its lower structure and society in general … look at you as a leader? Are they not going to say you take sides?”

Speaking to TimesLIVE‚ Nkohla likened Madikizela’s endorsement of Twigg to President Jacob Zuma’s endorsement of his ex-wife‚ Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma‚ to take over as ANC president.

Responding on Facebook‚ Madikizela asked on whose behalf Nkohla was commenting. “You are being disingenuous‚ Bhele [Nkohla’s clan name]‚ and I wouldn’t want to expose your agenda and your [interest] here‚ this has nothing to do with the DA but your own interest.”

Speaking to TimesLIVE on Wednesday‚ Madikizela said leaders had a democratic right to endorse anyone they wanted.

Next month Madikizela and DA MPL Lennit Max will vie for the provincial chairman’s post. Twigg’s election was a fillip for Madikizela because the Cape metro region is the biggest and most influential in the Western Cape.


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