The DA doesn’t care about Knysna but they will take your vote. They know that white and most coloured folk will vote for them no matter what, as the ANC know that mst black people (who aren’t foreigners) will vote ANC. Political parties rely on mass stupidity, bias and the lack of education.
I don’t care which party you vote for so long as you demand, before elections, that they present you their plan for Knysna, their promises in writing (which must include a decrease in salary) and a commitment form that allows a by-election to be called if they screw up i.e. they must be answerable and accountable to us, not Helen Zille or Jacob Zuma who don’t give a damn about our little towns except to abuse us.
Why do i write this now (besides hoping that you consider it common sense)?
Back in June last year, i posted that, “Theuns Botha replaced Alan Winde as the representative for Eden District (which includes Knysna). Theuns, having been the Chairman of the DA for the Western Cape, is an even bigger wig than Alan.
Unfortunately, on August 29 2011, Rouxlé Freysen (Public Liaison Officer and Parliamentary Support Officer) said, ‘I have asked the Provincial Leader, Minister Botha, to look into this matter [Knysna Tourism’s maladministration] and respond to you.’ He never did.
Will the political merry-go-round surrounding Knysna continue?”
I can answer that question with, yes, it will.
MEC Theuns Botha suddenly quit his job which suggests that his fallout with Helen Zille was true. I should be rejoicing since he never did his job by helping Knysna (can any of you recall him visiting us or being in the news about us?) but i can’t because that merry-go-round will continue until the public stops it.
MEC Alan Winde never helped us either. He actually joined the cover-up as has that useless liar, DA Eastern Region Manager Jaco Londt.
Don’t be fooled. Educate yourselves towards opinion. What should count is the heart of you and if you follow it with action. Belief without action isn’t belief at all.
Demand answers, transparency and accountability. Demand that they do their jobs which you are paying them very well to do.