The government is leaving behind the victims of the Knysna Fire. After 23 days, no accommodation provided and serious questions remain unanswered. The public hasn’t been allowed to attend municipal meetings regarding the fire. Even the public Section 80 meetings have excluded the fire as a topic.
I applaud the Knysna Municipality for reconnecting services but that isn’t an excuse to ignore so much more e.g. questions about donations, the fairness of distribution and the theft thereof.
When i, Mike Hampton, made a call for fire victims to organise, our politicians immorally ran a propaganda campaign against me. The subsequent apology is as hollow as the ‘o’ in ‘nothing’. All we want are answers and help. Why are they so scared of that?
The victims of the Knysna Fire must stand together. One voice with common goals will achieve far more in the long run than complaining separately.
I’m well aware how most people in our little town avoid confrontation but if this massive destruction isn’t enough for you to stand up for your rights, then nothing ever will be, and the beauty of Knysna will be forever diminished.
Help yourself by standing with others needing help. If ever a hug was needed, this is it. We have the right to be heard!
To those of you who were unaffected or have the comfort of paid out insurance, please support us. This town is all of ours.
To those victims wishing to express their complaints whilst seeking common goal, please fill in the form below and email to firstname.lastname@example.org (or drop off with me if you’re in town).
NB: Ward 10 residents, remember that there’s a Disaster Feedback Meeting at the Knysna Angling Club at 5.30pm on Monday, July 3.