I will make a greater impact in Knysna this year! I can only do so with your help. 2015 is D-Year (like D-Day) for us. What we do now will likely determine more than just our next 5 years of government if the degradation of our town reaches the point of no return.
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I’ve been quieter online this week, bustling around town with my notebook, jotting down ideas and rethinking and rethinking as i formulate a plan for 2015. I will rattle that cage called Knysna Municipality so that the truth falls out faster. I will ensure that some of the politicians who’ve forgotten to serve us will not be reelected. I will try balance the dark with the light and do more kids trips.
Your help is needed. Our Knysna, One Knysna!
I have set my alarm clock for 4am for 5 days per week. I will work long days.
I must give the majority of my time to fighting the court cases our leaders (such an inappropriate description) are throwing at me to try stop you getting the truth that could cost them their jobs and, if there was any justice to be gained, start them paying back all the taxpayers’ money they’ve lost or paid themselves as a direct result of their deliberate maladministration – we are owed millions!
IF THEY HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE THEN WHY ARE THEY GOING TO SUCH EXTRAORDINARY LENGTHS TO HIDE?
So many charges. The legal battle is a drain of my time but it’s also had a silver lining as it’s forced me to formulate unemotional, detailed reports substantiated by tons of evidence regarding their questionable actions. I’ll stand in court by myself if need be but, at least for now, i am very fortunate to have legal representation despite making the tough decision to change some of that recently. This good fortune includes an advocate for the High Court case that the Deputy Mayor Esme Edge has brought against me.
Some people, thankfully, see this as a constitutional battle i.e. if they shut me up, then it’d be blow against free speech and investigation into wrongdoings. It goes even further as there are people in the legal fraternity who believe that the future of South Africa will be fought and decided in the Constitutional Court.
Read Knysna 2015 (Part 2).