No reason has been given so i wonder if she has done so in order to run for another party. After all, she is popular in her community of Smutsville. When i asked her what she was going to be doing, she laughed instead of answering.
Fact is that she and 5 other DA councillors were removed from the candidate lists for the next election. This, in my belief, is because everyone who was in Mayor Georlene Wolmaran’s pro-ISDF faction of the DA was booted after losing the internal DA battle. Grootboom was one of the casualtie.
Wolmarans, the sole survivor, was allegedly saved because of her ties to Patricia de Lille.
As usual, the public are kept in the dark, the war for power ignoring us until we’re told who to vote for.
Chaos aside, i’m wishing Irene Grootboom well in her future endeavours and hoping that she will continue making a contribution to Knysna. Stay well, Irene.