Two days ago, Deputy Mayor Peter Myers emailed me, “I will conclude by saying the following – you will never be a man, the highest level you can aspire to is to be a ‘low down piece of scum’ and even that may be too high for you.”
Let’s understand how we got here.
Thousands of Knysna citizens were traumatised during the Great Knysna Fire, running or riding for their lives, some losing their lives. Thousands lost homes. Many are living in awkward situations, some with no place to stay, some soon to lose their place to stay. Many lost their jobs.
The attitude of the Democratic Alliance seems to be that if you weren’t insured, SCREW YOU. That attitude, however, isn’t applied to all areas which are uncomfortably settled by different colour skins. It may be a lesson in inequality reversal, a solid ‘learn how others suffer’ lesson, but inequality, any which way, is wrong.
29 days after the fire, there still hasn’t been meaningful communication between Knysna Municipality and the victims of the fire. The July 3 meeting held by Peter Myers was an abortion. He wanted to read answers from a prepared list rather than answer important questions from the public who were understandably angry but not out of control, far too tempered considering the challenges we face and the lack of leadership we suffer.
That Councillor Dr Martin Young was allowed in that room, let alone given a microphone to pretend he’s a reasonable man, was a crime in itself.
But Peter Myers decided to rewrite what happened, posting propaganda on Facebook that said the majority were happy with him and labeling a minority as a “lynch mob”. There were hundreds of witnesses to the fact there was no lynch mob and that the MAJORITY were unhappy him. He will forever be known as a liar.
To add sting to insult, Candace Myers, his wife and a very active DA constituent, supported him (although it’s believed by some, including me, that she sometimes acts as his social media proxy). She described the victims, her fellow citizens, with, “I have never seen so much entitlement ever… I cannot stand by and watch this abuse anymore. I saw the worse in people tonight. People who have their own agenda, and don’t care about anyone but themselves.”
If you support these three people, you’re as wrong as them, against our town for your friendships.
The sensitivity of Deputy Mayor Peter Myers’ wife continues to be missing on anti-social media. Here are more of her comments on Knysna-Plett Herald’s page.
DA Leader Mmusi Maimane, you have abandoned our town for too long! Start by banning all your local politicians from social media (the Myers are not alone in their lies). Suspend Peter Myers and investigate the darkness in your Knysna Council.