The recent KnysnaRent.com scam staked the pockets of over 50 people. The Knysna Tourism fiasco cost us millions because the Knysna Municipality, the Knysna Tourism Board, the Knysna Chamber of Business and the DA (from local all the way up to Helen Zille) believe that image trumps our well being. Michael Toerien cost us even more. We’re home to the biggest drug bust in South Africa’s history. A Knysna estate agent is up for 36 charges allegedly involving child sex abuse. Personally, my attempted murderer walks free and threateningly ran his fingers across his throat at me last week.
The Knysna DA refuses to address any topic that could sully their fake image, from crime to drugs. They, like the ANC, are self-serving. The CPF (Community Policing Forum) leadership is unapproachable and complicit with the Knysna SAPS in stating the big lie that crime is down.
Crime is on the up and up (just look at the poll results on Knysna Crime Watch) and police corruption and your apathy competes with it for first place!
Lately, my thoughts are often here but this time invoked by my complaint to Knysna FM regarding a threat by their DJ and producer, Baden Hall. I, uncharacteristically, waited 6 weeks for a response because i love the idea of Knysna having a radio station and didn’t want to disparage the efforts of the DJs. Knysna FM chose not to respond. Instead, irresponsibly and bizarrely, Baden Hall went on to host 2 broadcasts of Bizz Buzz – how can this terrible man be a face of our local business?
Furthermore, last week, Baden made a disparaging comment on Bizz Buzz (ironically, a show i love) regards local bloggers – it is safe to assume that was aimed at me. Additionally, i haven’t forgotten that Dave Hendry and Craig Venter, members of the Knysna Chamber of Business and Bizz Buzz presenters, wanted to shut me up regards Shaun van Eck – if they had done their duty, our town would be less poor. They, like Baden Hall, do not believe in the truth which makes them, like the Knysna-Plett Herald, complicit with lies.
Once the cat was out of the bag, not one staff member condemned the actions of Baden Hall, Ralph Sparg or Gordon Hoffman. What world are we living in where even DJs are silent? Silence does not show love for the station or Knysna. It expresses selfishness.
When will residents treat our town as their home? Is there anyone in Knysna who actually gives a damn about the truth and is prepared to fight for it? Are you just waiting to be the next victim? Or hoping that someone else gets hurt instead of you? Silence is a crime!
How many of you care enough to comment on this blog using your real name?
Does anyone in Knysna give a damn?