I’m keeping this urgent news short.
- The Democratic Alliance is officially backing the plot to put Knysna under administration.
- Yesterday, a R71-million bank loan to the bankrupt town was cancelled.
Follow the links to view supporting documents.
1. 23 April 2020, Knysna Council meeting approves R71-million loan.
2. I’m assuming that the 1 June 2020 letter from the Development Bank of South Africa, cancelling a loan because of Media reports regarding resignations, refers to the same loan. Loan was intended for capital projects but the rumour is that the Municipality won’t be able to pay salaries within 2 months. Surely the MM, CFO and DA knew their resignations would jeopardise the loan? Was it intentional?
3. Yesterday’s blog, ‘The Plot Against Knysna?’, was about 4 high-ranking resignations causing chaos in Knysna. I feared that the financial crisis during the coronavirus crisis was been manipulated to force provincial administration of Knysna. Summarily, Municipal Manager Michele Gratz quit with a controversial speech calling for province to take over. The same day a massive campaign, in conflict of interest, promoted her to became the Administrator, and joined her in attempting to discredit the Knysna Ratepayers’ Association which had reported corruption to her. Add smses doing the rounds regards Gratz’s unconfirmed intentions to cut 500 jobs, and worry exploded among municipal staff.
4. I emailed my ‘Plot Against Knysna’ blog to the DA’s provincial and national leadership. That included the DA’s Federal Executive Chairperson for Finance, Dion George. Indirectly, he responded today with a statement on Facebook that the DA supports administration with Gratz in charge. It would seem that the DA’s top accountant has no interest in accountability. He reminds me of how South Africa’s most respected audit firms were quick to jump into bed with state capture villains.
If administration goes ahead, MEC Local Government Anton Bredell’s people will take charge. That’s highly problematic as he and his DA colleagues have been involved in corruption and maladministration in Knysna. One of the biggest issues was his support for the illegal ISDF tender which would’ve given property developers the power to plan Knysna’s future for 30 years.
I’m betting property developers are involved again. Several associated people have been loud in support of what appears to be a shock doctrine plan.
Note that ex-DA councillor Peter Myers was one of those who resigned. He’s been using the Media to reinvent his history. The true story paints him as a villain not a hero. If he continues, I will blog about his lies. For now, bigger worries ahead.
We, the Public, again get screwed by politicians and government officials.
It’s likely, again, that the agencies meant to protect us will close their eyes because corruption in the Western Cape is the Boss. ‘Liberal’ organisations bow to the DA as if it’s Jesus Christ which is ironic considering Helen Zille’s villainous attitude. The Public Protector, Hawks and South African Human Rights Commission became accomplices when they decided that criminals were more important than citizens.
Duty and morals are dead. It’s a who-can-be-the-best-crook world.
Is cover-up of DA corruption near completion? Have they won? Probably. I’ve certainly failed after a 10-year effort for justice. I was going silent but they’ve ripped me out of that. I’m going to scream as loud as I can until they shove their dirty blue fist down my throat. And then I’ll bite for as long as I can.
Those who think that moaning on Facebook is defence of our Constitutional rights are useless. If there’s a flicker in the dark, that’s truth worth fighting for. If darkness wins, there’s no use being South African. On a Dark Continent, we’d all be animals.
NB: If National Government doesn’t step in within the next 2 weeks, I’ll make an important personal decision. It’s something that the DA wants from me, so I’ll announce it publicly.