Johan Brummer has spoken out loudly after having been kicked out of the DA in Plettenberg Bay. He has been a controversial figure, certainly fighting hardest against the opposition. I have been no fan of his tactics but, ironically, his statement rings absolutely true i.e. The DA is rotten too!
Oudtshoornonline, an apolitical blog, one of the finest in the country, got the scoop. Thanks very much to them for allowing me to re-post Brummer’s letter:
It is very sad indeed.
But you know what? It is not the Party.
The Party is the Party. Made up of parts.
That which it is based upon and stands for. Its Vision, its Principles, its Policies. Go and look at their website. You cannot fault it. It is good. It is right. It is ethical. It is moral. It is what South Africa needs if it is not to become just another basket case. It is what our children’s future needs.
Then comes the human element. Its Members and Supporters. Thousands upon thousands of them who subscribe to and believe in what the Party is based upon and stands for. Good people. Honest people. Moral people. Ethical people. Hard-working people. People dedicated to the Party’s Vision and its Principles. Patriots.
And lastly the Leadership. That is the doing part of the party, the verb in the sentence.
When the Leadership of a party does not sleep, eat, drink, think and breath the vision and principles of the Party then it becomes corrupt.
It has happened to the ANC and it has happened to the DA.
It is very sad indeed when one finds that the one party that has been so painstakingly built by so many people to be South Africa’s hope for the future has been sacrificed by a group of corrupt self serving individuals who do not care about the Party and its vision and mission, its members, its supporters and least of all about the future of the country and its children. They may have in the past. They may say they do. But their actions show they don’t.
The rot which has completely infested the leadership, from top to bottom in the heartland of the DA, the Western Cape, will spread. And spread rapidly and terminally through a party with great vision and principles but rotten unethical leadership, who do not apply it any longer.
The Leadership of the DA has become morally and ethically bankrupt and it is inevitable that the party will too. Just like the ANC did. Unless the members take back control and rid themselves of their corrupt leaders and replace them with leaders uncorrupted by self interest and power.
I highly recommend that you read Oudtshoornonline’s commentary on this as it is jam-packed with facts that will make DA supporters worried.