The Do-No-Wrong DA does wrong again. It’s another indictment of Helen Zille’s leadership.

A reporter described Brian Molefe’s High Court win against the Plett DA as giving them a “bloody nose”. Brian is Transnet’s big boss, a power-weight who volunteered on the audit committee for the Bitou Municipality a.k.a. Plettenberg Bay. His intentions of investigating the untendered, R4.3 million rand, IT contract given to DA supporter, Jeremy Ord’s Dimension Data were met with an attempt by the DA, fronted by Mayor Memory Booysen, to remove him from the Audit Committee. He won the court case and, once again, the taxpayer will be footing the DA’s string of court losses that were motivated by seeking power rather than doing their job.

Brian Molefe: “If I’d let them remove me, people would have asked how I could be running a company with a R300-billion capital programme when I can’t even handle the audit committee of a town in the gramadoelas.”

Helen Zille has lost my respect (yes, it may surprise my detractors that i used to respect her very much). That she allows the DA to repeatedly lie and twist justice is no longer a sign of her being a weak or bad leader but proof of the orders and intent of her leadership.

Once upon a time i wrote Helen Zille asking her to please kick the lying DA arse in Knysna. She didn’t. Hell, she didn’t even respond as per her own policy. It was another clue in a long string of clues that summed up to the Democratic Alliance as not being the saints they were portrayed as in the media. Of course, supporters would rather be blind than logically assess facts instead of racist or sociological emotions. For some it’s that George Bush mentality of, “You’re either with us or against us”, you’re either for the ANC or against the ANC. I’d rather be for Truth.

There is a war between the DA and the ANC that considers you and me to be nothing but pawns to be used or manipulated. Wake up! That’s not DA roses you’re smelling.


Plett DA Loses Court Case to Brian Molefe — 3 Comments

  1. And there is many more to come! Fruitless and wasteful expenditure will be recovered from these baffoons. Who are these lawyers who are advicing this municipality. Is it “Real Lawyer Perino” or John Gillespie? Please Memory get yourselves proper lawyers! It is estimated that since the DA came into power they have wasted close R5 million on legal fees. Some guys a milking this cow!

    • With that first court case (which they lost on 6 accounts), they were so egotistical in their confidence of winning that they said the public wouldn’t have to cough up. But since they lost, have they shown leadership in accepting defeat and sourcing the money from elsewhere – no! Instead, they just stopped referring to it. That was probably near a million bucks – thieving politicians.

  2. I quote from the Mayor’s 1st and 5th letters: The promise – “A court order is very expensive – we estimate over R300 000 – but I want to assure you that this cost will not be borne by our ratepayers and will be recovered from those who broke the law, opposed the application and caused the expense.” The excuse (and a blatant lie I might add) – “The issue of costs has been raised in relation to what I had said in the past regarding the recovery of costs in this matter. The question of whether or not the costs in the matter were fruitless and wasteful and should be recovered is one which will in any event, by law, be considered separately by the committee established for that purpose. There is a process to be followed.” The municipality’s attorney was quickly paid (and FAR more than R300 000-00) from the municipal’s coffers soon after this letter and the committee was never established. Lastly I wish to quote Vlok, the Chairman of the Plett Ratepayers Association: “As the Ratepayers Association and our members we have work hard to campaign for the DA to win in Bitou and now that they are therewe willl work to keep them there come hell or high water”
    Vlok you should be ashamed of yourself. If you have ONE ounce of integrity you should resign and move to another town where you can act stupid and blind there. We honestly can do without your kind in Plett thank you. Please note that this example is only one of many, as we all (who do not sheepishly believe every word from the DA and their news papers) know by now.