Fadiel Adams, the leader and national spokesperson for the Gatvol Capetonian movement appeared in the Bishop Lavis Magistrates’ Court on Thursday morning. His appearance comes after Bonteheuwel ward councillor Angus Mckenzie laid charges against him for intimidation, assault, and crimen injuria.
The charges are related to videos that surfaced on social media showing Adams continuously threatening Mckenzie, after he (Mckenzie) criticised Adams for the protests that occurred across the Cape Flats last week. The protest led and organised by Adams were in support of the poor, specifically backyard-dwellers waiting for social housing.
Mayco Member for safety and security JP Smith, last week said the City of Cape Town will also take action following Adams protest that caused major damages to public infrastructure. The damages amounted to almost R1.5 million, Smith said. Adams matter was postponed to 12 September for further investigation. He represented himself in court, the Daily Voice reported.