Geordin Hill-Lewis, Mmusi Maimane’s new Chief of Staff, isn’t concerned with DA corruption. Instead, he just deletes evidence as if it never happened. His emails are the sour cream on a dirty cake, prompting me to ask for official response.
Attention DA National Spokesperson Refiloe Ntsekhe.
At the heart of my complaints to Parliament and the Public Protector is the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) failure to investigate illegal tenders, illegal appointments, graft, intimidation, foul propaganda and abuse of the courts. I consider the DA’s failure directly related to the many DA leaders allegedly involved in those crimes and via cover-up.
Question 1: What is the DA policy on handling corruption reported to them?
Geordin Hill-Lewis is Mmusi Maimane’s new Chief of Staff. Consequently, he is the mouth of Maimane and DA leadership. Thus, we cannot underestimate his deplorable emailed statements to me this week:
“I stand 100% behind our Mayor. Look forward to cross examination, and am not in the slightest bit intimidated by you.”
When I requested an address to serve legal documents, Hill-Lewis said:
“This email is on behalf of everyone at the Leader’s Office. I have instructed my colleagues not to respond. We will also be adding your address to the junk mail box so that we don’t receive your correspondence anymore.”
Question 2: Why is the DA threatening to block communication as a response to reported DA corruption and the serving of legal documents?
Question 3: Why, instead of investigation which is both fair to the complainant and the accused, is the DA supporting alleged corrupt Knysna Mayor Eleanore Spies but not the Public?
Question 4: Why does the DA protect alleged corruption in its ranks?
Question 5: Does this represent who Mmusi Maimane is? If not, will he be firing Hill-Lewis and responding to me, in person, and with the sincerity and transparency this serious situation demands?
Question 6: You, Refiloe Ntsekhe, have personally spoken out against corruption. Was that truth or convenience? Were you speaking of all corruption or only that of your political opposition?
As part of the DA attempting to destroy my life, there has been immense blockage and delay. As this email is about the continuation of that, will you begin by sending, this morning, me an email with a commitment to, and date for, your response to my other questions?
PS: See attached alleged corruption as reference. None can deny the seriousness of this and that it reaches to the top of the DA, particularly Helen Zille.
Knysna, the Prettiest Town in South Africa