Knysna Municipality has unconstitutionally and unreasonably banned me from their Twitter page. This despite me hardly ever being there and having had no disagreement.
It’s political pettiness. And, in light of the current, much publicised, scandal and conflict within our local government, it’s another stupid move. Communication should never be stupid!
In charge of said stupidity is Communications Manager Christopher Bezuidenhout. Apparently, he’s acting simultaneously as Mayor Eleanore Bouw-Spies’ secretary. He will not tell me why or who banned me. Consequently, he must accept responsibility and blame.
Bezuidenhout forgets how upset Parliament were that Knysna Municipality were blocking communication with me. Municipal Manager Grant Easton lied to them that i’d been unbanned. Easton is now suspended but the shenanigans under his administration continue.
I have made a complaint to my Ward Councillor Peter Myers and to Corporate Services Director (and current Information Officer) Bevan Ellman.
There’s much bigger matters to discuss regarding that Communications Department but i’m giving all parties opportunity to respond (and some the opportunity to do the right thing). The scandals of the election are not over yet.