1. The alleged racist actions of a Cape Town municipal employee and his questionable hiring by the Knysna Municipality. That question has extended further into possible need for investigation into the Municipal Manager and Director Community Services. Both failed to respond to 5 months of queries. Instead, they’ve suspiciously supplied confirmatory affidavits to the employee in question in support of his request for a Protection Order against me. This must be considered as an attempt to keep information from the public. Court proceedings are ongoing. I request that this matter be kept -in-house until sorted or until the final court date.
2. A vicious propaganda campaign was run against me by DA politicians and associates. All were, in some way, associated with Knysna Tourism, the organisation i describe more in point 3.1 below. The goal was to discredit my investigations and credibility. I believe the goal was also to destroy me financially. I have been taken to court many times, the common thread being an advocate, then a DA candidate and wife of a DA councillor. Councillor Martin Young was also involved in the darkness of that propaganda campaign but took it further by sending me threats.
3. I submitted allegations of corruption and maladministration to Parliament in February 2016. To date, this has not been addressed in Council. How is that possible unless there has been political and administrative interference and failure of duty? The allegations include:
3.1 The illegal use of public funds by Knysna Tourism, a section 21 company mostly funded via a grant-in-aid from the Knysna Municipality. Implicated are high ranking current and ex-councillors and municipal officials who served on its Board. Parliament’s decision was delayed by the DA & municipal lie that the investigation into the ISDF segment was ongoing. Now that Parliament is back from its break, it must be expected that either more information will be requested or a decision will be made. Will the new town council, of which you are part, immediately start fixing their “house” so as to be ready for that moment?
3.2 The illegal tendering of the initial ISDF tender, the plan for Knysna’s future.
3.3 The illegal appointment of Grant Easton as Municipal Manager.
3.4 The unconstitutional blocking of communication.
3.5 Many more matters were mentioned in brief within the Parliamentary submission. Two of these are:
3.5.1. Under the ex-Manager of the Electrical Dept., the private contractor who received most of the work, in the millions, was the husband of the Manager. How is it possible, when this matter was being queried (and unresolved), was she able to move to another DA municipality? Who in Knysna Municipality responded to the background check that that municipality would have been legally bound to request?
3.5.2. How and why were the studies of ex-ANC Chief Whip Stephen de Vries and ex-ANC Councillor Clive Witbooi paid for with public funds?
4. The alleged involvement of DA Eden Councillor Rowan Spies in a jobs for pals scandal.
It’s obvious that there are serious issues involved here. I hope that you respond swiftly with the gravity it deserves.
So long as my taxi is covered by the meeting convener, i’m prepared to meet any time, any day this coming week.
I’m willing to do a presentation to Council.
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