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An honest Premier Helen Zille will be outraged at her minions in Knysna. It’s a long tale of Democratic Alliance corruption that the party has refused to address. The longer the refusal, the more politicians it implicates (from this little town all the way to Cape Town). The Knysna-Plett Herald published an ‘article’ about my interaction with Helen Zille at a meeting in Knysna on July 22. I consider it to be part of the newspaper’s and the DA’s usual campaign to discredit me, an activist who has fought hard to bring justice to a number of matters in which … ‘Click here to read full article…’
It’ll be already apparent to readers of this article that the battle for control of Oudtshoorn is a vicious one. The town is led by a coalition government of the ANC (11 members), the NPP (1 member) and ICOSA (1 member), and an opposition coalition of the DA (11 members) and Cope (1 member) – essentially, that’s 13 for the ANC versus 12 for the DA. Even for South African politics, what happened next was astounding not only in action and drama but in media bias. On May 31 2013, a normal meeting of the Oudtshoorn Municipal Council was held. … ‘Click here to read full article…’
In the war between the DA and the ANC, the DA has publicly (and ironically) maintained the high ground as saint whilst also being a devil in the trenches. One of the deepest trenches, filled with mud, stones and treachery, can be found in the town of Oudtshoorn in the Western Cape. There, a brave DA politician, Peter Roberts, is being attacked by his own party for telling the truth. It’s a truth that the DA doesn’t want anybody to hear because it lifts up its blue skirt to show a pointy, red tail that’s joined to the arse of … ‘Click here to read full article…’
As expected, Part 1 of Dear Helen Zille, You’re My Disappointment, enraged some who were loud on Facebook. It’s telling that not one commented on the letter itself. It shows bias. And playing me instead of the political issues is an easy way to pretend that i never said: “If you are DA, i ask you to strive towards making your party more honest so that you vote for what you believe in rather than against what you are scared of.” Small town factor also comes into play i.e. it’s sometimes whose friends or neighbours with who rather than a … ‘Click here to read full article…’
The ex-CEO, Shaun van Eck, seemed to run Knysna Tourism as his own fiefdom and that was an image that the Tourism Board and Knysna Municipality were happy to perpetuate when in fact they were guilty as well. In hindsight, their statement on Dec 13 2013 was ominous: “As a Board, we had taken the decision not to make public all the details pertaining to this case, as we were hoping to protect the integrity of both the Board and its CEO, Shaun van Eck.” When Knysna’s Tourism’s finances had become so poor that they could no longer be ignored, … ‘Click here to read full article…’