Loyiso Nkohla was a South African politician, activist, and businessperson. He was best known as one of the poo throwers. He held leadership positions in four political parties.

The late activist had left politics and invested more time in his business. He had investments in construction and meat distribution. Loyiso’s contract with Prasa was cleaning the Central Line occupied by squatters.

Nkohla left ANC in 2014 and campaigned for three other parties, including the Patriotic Alliance (PA). 

Loyiso Nkohla
Loyiso Nkohla biography
Politician turned Businessman Loyiso Nkohla was shot dead in Cape Town.
Full Name:Loyiso Nkohla
Died:April 2023 (age 40 years old)
Nationality:South African
Education:Matomela High School, Peddie, Eastern Cape
Occupation:Politician, activist, businessperson
Years active:2002-2023
Spouse:Nyameka Nkohla Mabandla
Relative:Vuyo Nkohla


Nkohla claimed to have led over a thousand people to switch support from his former party, the African National Congress, in the 2016 Local Government Elections.

In 2019, he moved to the Land Party and later quit because of a huff over the character of its leaders. He was a candidate of the Patriotic Alliance for various wards in Cape Town.

In 2014, Loyiso left the African National Congress. Since then, he has campaigned for at least three other parties. He was contesting as a Councilor in the Cape Town metro under the Parotic Alliance (PA).

Nkohla became active in politics as a student politics at Matomela High School in Peddie, Eastern Cape. As a youth in the nineties, he attended political meetings at Duncan Village in East London. 

The late activist would be present at the height of negotiation tension between the governing National Party, the ANC, and other political organizations.

Nkohla started to do politics in 2002 after he won an election as deputy secretary in an ANC branch in Nyanga, Cape Town.

In 2008, he won another election as the deputy chair of the Dullah Omar region in Cape Town. He became an African National Congress Councilor in 2011.

Leaving ANC

Loyiso Nkohla helped to lead the protest against the controversial bucket system in the DA-run metro in 2013. He got arrested for violating the Civil Aviation Act. 

The arrest followed after camera footage revealed him dumping human waste at the Cape Town International Airport.

After the African National Congress expelled him in 2014, he became one of the founding members of the Ses’khona People’s Rights Movement.

Nkohla joined another newly formed Land Party. The relationship didn’t last long, even though he was the Candidate on Land Party’s national election List in May. He resigned from the political party, citing rape allegations against Gcobani Ndzongana, the then party’s leader.

According to Nkohla, he had consulted those who supported him at Ses’khona and the communities they operate about the party to support in 2021. He then decided to join the PA.

At his death, Nkohla worked with the Langa and Philippi residents who invaded the Central line to ensure their relocation.

Personal Life

Loyiso Nkohla was married to Nyameka Nkohla Mabandla. His known brother Vuyo Nkohla, says Loyiso had impacted the lives of those marginalized from Khayelitsha and Dunoon to Kraaifontein.


Activist Loyiso Nkohla was killed in what some believe to be an assassination. He was addressing a group of people at Philippi train station when he was shot dead.

Some people at the crime scene, like Skwatsha, believe it was an assassination and by no means a mistake or accident. The shooting happened as the meeting had barely commenced. Nkohla was laid to rest in his hometown of Alice in the Eastern Cape.

Memorial Service

Loyiso Nkohla Memorial Service took place in Mew Way Hal. Dignitaries like ANC Secretary-general Fikile Mbalula were at Loyiso Nkohla’s Memorial Service.

Khayelitsha community celebrated the life of the late activist turned businessman at a memorial service.