Protests by the poor are this decade’s zeitgeist (spirit of the age). There was another service delivery protest in Knysna yesterday as residents from White Location marched to hand Mayor Georlene Wolmarans demands for electricity, toilets and housing. Such actions stir mixed feelings inside of me. As my readers will know, i’m highly critical of Knysna’s dishonest DA but ANC shirts leading anti-DA placards smacks of hypocrisy. How many of these same people protested when the ANC was in charge?
Achille Mbembe: “Crime is fast destroying the moral fabric of South African cities and is becoming a major threat to South African democracy as well as the prominent manifestation of a class war that is largely a continuation of the race war of yesterday.” CRIME SURGE IN KNYSNA I’m well aware of crime, having experienced much of it in Durban. I’ve seen enough blood. I know what it’s like to fear for my life. Once settled in Knysna, i was a realist and expressed to others that Knysna was simply ahead of the curve and that crime was inescapable due … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Garden Route media bias continues with none, so far, having reported the major news of the ANC and COPE walking out of the Knysna Council meeting on September 29 2011. That was 7 days ago. Unlike surrounding municipalities, there’s been a tight grip by the DA on information with few media willing to report both sides. Instead, a distorted version of events makes the rumour mill and does nothing to further truth nor the productivity of the Knysna Municipality. It had been a 3hr meeting before the walkout occurred. As i never had the agenda before me, i was momentarily … ‘Click here to read full article…’
You can download this as an MP3 (on PC, right-click, Save) Or go here to get the whole Truth Talks #1 CD Helen Zille, a grey hour is upon our town of Knysna and i am in despair. I turn to you for help to kick some butt. Your statements of accessibility and transparency are not shared in Knysna. I just read your 2009 election manifesto and asked myself: “Why would the Democratic Alliance, if you had won the elections, have followed through with those intentions for South Africa if you haven’t applied it to the province of the Western … ‘Click here to read full article…’