Damn the Knysna DA for being so hypocritical!
Despite Council having closed for mid-year, they’ve added a Special Council session for today at 2pm. In my opinion, they’ve done so to push last minute shit through i.e. to create a post for a driver for Mayor Georlene Wolmarans and another assistant for Speaker Eleanore Spies.
More on salaries after they recently sold our (the taxpayers’) properties in Buffalo Bay because our council is short on cash (despite taking out massive loans whose interest will damage Knysna for ages).
Of bigger concern is today’s attempt to pass the Municipal Planning and Land Use Management by-law. Why would they try push this through last moment rather than in an orderly fashion? Why have the public been given hardly anytime to review it? This is particularly disturbing considering the DA and ANC seem to put the interests of developers before the wishes of the general public. Hopefully enough councillors stand against this.
Next month, Mark Willemse and Peter Myers will, because of the numbers of white people, respectively win the by-elections for Ward 9 (Pezula, Sparrebosch, The Heads, Hunter’s Home, Leisure Isle, Thesen Islands and part of Hornlee) and Ward 10 (Central Knysna). What do we know of them? Where’s their election manifesto telling us what they will fight for (for us)? Instead, it’s just political parties shuffling pieces in a game that we’re always losing.
Don’t you, the reader, be foolish. There’s always a damn reader who responds with irrelevant and sheepful ANC vs DA bullshit. That has nothing to do with this post which is about us knowing what is happening with, and going to happen to, our lives. That applies to every party that comes into power and should always apply to us!
4 years ago, the DA’s main promise was austerity an transparency. They lied. Worse is that they haven’t shown zero concern that they lied. What election promises will they make next year? Will we again eat it like sheep eat grass?
We’re living in dangerous times. We cannot afford to be uneducated. We cannot afford to not think for ourselves. We have to, most of all, demand more of them and ourselves!
You don’t have to not vote. You don’t have to switch votes and allegiances. All you have to do is ensure that the party you support becomes a better, more honest party! Support whatever colour party you want so long as the colours are true.