Enough is enough!
It’s 20 days after the first Knysna fire of June 7. As someone who lost everything, i’m disappointed in Mayor Eleonore Spies and the Knysna Municipality. I’m not alone in that feeling but mine cannot compare to the troubled depths of those with families – there’s frustration and anger.
IT’S UNACCEPTABLE THAT THERE HASN’T BEEN MEANINGFUL INTERACTION WITH US.
The help that the world has sent us seems to be exceptional… but it doesn’t seem to be getting to us the way it needs to.
Hope must becomes plans becoming reality. Many committees have been set up by government yet we’ve been excluded. We’re not obedient pets. We’re human beings who’ve suffered loss. It isn’t for us to wait til others tell us what will happen to us. We must be proactive! We want to stand proudly as quickly as possible.
Us, the Knysna Fire homeless, need to meet and talk, deciding if it’s necessary to establish a committee BY US FOR US, a committee that must be included in municipal and donation organisation discussions.
Let us People of Fire work towards a common agenda, stronger together.
If you were made homeless by the Great Knysna Fire, were a rentee or an uninsured homeowner, please contact me – firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your full name, cell number, previous address, current situation, and if any other friends or family are with you.