It’s now been 108 days since i first made an inquiry asking for Tourism’s budget and more. The day was May 27 2011. In fact, it’s longer if you consider that i spoke to expectant Mayor, Georlene Wolmarans, on May 18, thus making it 117 days – the DA’s lies began then.
The Democratic Alliance of Knysna has shown beyond doubt that they do not believe in democracy.
The reason why i’ve pushed is because the incredibly tough times we live in demand it. Our town is collapsing. We cannot afford to be apathetic. We need strong, honest leaders which, unfortunately, Knysna lacks. Their tenure cannot be based on the act of catching corrupt ANC staff alone. Their own actions count even more! And if they aren’t prepared to do their job, then they have to be placed under pressure so that they do.
Pursuit has taken me as far as Helen Zille’s Chief of Staff, Geordin Hill-Lewis. He says that he’ll meet me but i cannot accept that as anything but another delay as he, like all before him (such as MEC for Economic Development & Tourism, Alan Winde, and Deputy Mayor Michelle Wasserman), will not address any of my main questions formally. The only conclusion i draw is that of a buddy-buddy system, the very cronyism that the DA accuse the ANC of.
With each obstacle the DA has placed in front of me, i’ve warned them that i would increase my protest…and when they’ve stil done nothing, i’ve then kept true to my word. This week will find me escalating, contacting more people across South Africa and writing articles questioning not only their abilities regards Knysna problems but Helen Zille’s as well – Helen must lead from the top because that is where good or bad deeds filter from, down the political chain to places such as Knysna (think of Zuma and cohorts – the same logic has to apply to the DA).
My most recent actions included listing the contact details for all the Knysna councillors i had. Their details should have been available to the public a long time ago! I included their cell phone numbers to irritate. No doubt they will change them over time but even nuisance protest counts. I have now erected www.MayorOfKnysna.co.za. I hope that you and others follow the link. There, i’ve kept the wording simple as follows:
WELCOME TO LIES
FROM THE KNYSNA DA
FALSE ELECTION CAMPAIGN: Repeatedly promised an open door policy – LIE!
RENT-A-MAYOR: Lost her Ward to the ANC but became Mayor of Knysna anyway! Helen Zille, of the Democratic Alliance (DA), says that there was no trade made for the ID (Independent Democrats) to join the DA BUT the 4 ID members, including Georlene Wolmarans, who become DA mayors in the Western Province, suggests otherwise…and that the DA does not believe in their stated belief of leaders for the people – LIARS!
MISTRUST: Her and her DA mates took the same salary as the previous ANC administration – NOT A PUBLIC SERVANT!
PUPPET-ON-A-WHITE-STRING: Will not reveal and discuss who is getting what from Knysna Tourism, run by DA member, Shaun van Eck, which receives approximately R4 million annually from the municipality. Tourism is the biggest industry in town. Went further by removing her position from the Tourism Board and appointing 2 representatives with the result that all 7 members of the Tourism Board are White, expecting the public to believe that they also represent the +/-85% non-white population of Knysna even though the Board will also not reveal who is getting the money – UNCARING!