I am the proud mother of a 13-year-old girl. I am a proud resident of our beautiful town for 18 years. I’m currently a care-giver. For 12 years, I was a member of the SAPS.
I’m your neighbour. I’m a person of faults trying to be a better person. I may be normal 🙂
I’m all those things before I’m a politician. In fact, I hope that you, over the coming years, see me as a community worker and a lover of our town.
I’m stepping forward and standing up because I don’t want to be a complainer without being a doer. There has obviously been problems in our town. There have been so many changes and scandals in our government yet I, most probably like you, don’t understand why major things have happened. Why isn’t our local government telling us what’s going on?
Why do ratepayers have less and less rights?
Why do they avoid the tougher issues?
Pretending that bad things aren’t there will not make bad things go away.
So I’m telling you that I’m standing up. I hope that you will stand up with me and work towards making our government more accountable and more respectful towards us ratepayers.
As the Knysna candidate for Wards 4, 9 & 10, i want you to know what I stand for. The Freedom Front Plus (Vryheidsfront Plus) has a detailed manifesto but I would like to share with you points that mean a lot to me, especially when thinking of our town.
1. INVESTIGATIONS FOR PUBLIC INTEREST
The Freedom Front Plus will strive for forensic investigations into municipal accounts over the past 10 years. All contracts and tenders will undergo investigation by our own forensic team at no cost to the taxpayer. All the investigations are aimed at proving that all contracts were, in fact, beneficial to the taxpayer. Criminal and civil legal actions will be taken to recover any financial losses that are proven. All perpetrators will be held accountable according to the Civils & Procedures Act.
2. 40/60 PRINCIPLE
40% of all revenue derived from a ward must be spent in the ward e.g. infrastructure upgrading and service delivery.
3. SAFETY & SECURITY
According to statistics, the chances of becoming a victim of crime is higher in our area than it is in Gauteng. The safety and security of our fellow citizens is not negotiable. It is of utmost importance to assist neighbourhood watches and install CCTV cameras.
Current services like water supply, electricity and sewerage have been neglected for years. They are currently inadequate and future planning insufficient. Adequate funding must be insisted upon. This is where the 40/60 principle is non-negotiable.
5. OPEN & HONEST ADMINISTRATION
We are committed to open and honest administration and undertake to communicate with voters on an ongoing basis. It’s unacceptable that voters are being kept in the dark on important issues such as service contracts, tenders and decisions with major financial implications.
6. SELF DETERMINATION
The Freedom Front Plus supports self-determination of South Africans who share the same beliefs. This includes our country’s wonderful diversity of colour and minority groups.
Jackie du Toit
Vryheidsfront Plus/Freedom Front Plus