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Dear Helen Zille & Mayor Georlene Wolmarans, Here is Our Petition — 8 Comments

  1. Hi Mike,

    I serve on some of the local DA structures in Knysna and as you know we met last week to discuss a full range of issues including those covered in your petition. You acknowledged that some of your understandings were not necessarily at one with all of the facts and further that the DA in Knysna was responsible for many positive developments. Remember our reference to clean/unqualified audit reports – one of only a handful of public entities in the country to achieve this. This fact alone shows your so called wall of shame, in which you accuse various councillors and council officials to be involved in financial irregularities, to be what is – a cheap sham and a complete denial of the reality of the situation.

    As we discussed at length, municipal salaries are mainly a national issue and there is a limited amount that can be achieved at any individual municipality of whatever party persuasion. Your petition is therefore ill conceived, inaccurate and should be an embarrassment for anyone with Knysna’s interests supposedly at heart. There is rightfully much more important work for the party leader and Premier to do on her brief visit to Knysna than waste her time on the nonsense in your petition.

    Mike nothing is perfect, but if you truly love Knysna you will cease with the distasteful inaccurate sensationalist reporting and engage with the issues in an open and honest fashion. You will always be able to attract malcontents and whiners to your site but these are not the people who love Knysna – they want to bitch and complain no matter what. This is not to deny that there are difficult issues over which genuine disagreements are to be found – but constructive debate is the only way to address these properly.

    I challenge you to do the ‘hard yards’ and prove that you love Knysna – otherwise you will increasingly become an irrelevant ‘laughing stock’, to the vast majority of Knysnarians who will find it easier and easier to ridicule you rather than listen to you. Don’t be part of the problem – be part of the solution.

    Peter Myers

  2. We could all learn a lot from Peter Myers. A wise man once said “The fox, always smiling, sees the dog but does not take vengeance. The dog, always faithful, sees the fox and decides to upgrade his ADSL to one of those ADSLMax ones where you supposedly get 8Mbps but it always ends up being less than 4Mbps”.

    I’m just guessing here Peter, but are you an insufferable pompous bore?
    Ah, the curse of being born into flabby arsed privilege.

  3. Dear Patrick,
    As Peter’s wife; he may be pompous, flabby, and privileged, but believe me, he’s no bore!

  4. Ha Candace! Under pressure, people admit to murder, setting fire to the village church or robbing a bank, but never to being bores. 🙂

  5. Hi Patrick,
    Judging by the banality of your reply you seem to know lots about being boring – I always tend to defer to the experts.

  6. Wow, things here became what could be best described as ‘interesting’ whilst i was away.

    As said, i will respond to Peter Meyers but there have been more important things afoot for now.

    And that Wall of Shame is totally justified because every single one of those folk have been involved in covering up what happened at Knysna Tourism. Most lied directly to me about it. I have documented it all in gross (ambidextrous) detail.

  7. Let me guess Candace, your computer has a make-sense checker? At least you’re not a hypocrite. To be honest though, I am a little worried that you might just have had your balaclava on back to front all these years.

    But you make up for all that with an edgy sense of humour.