Here she is, caught lying again…
Knysna Mayor Eleanore Spies expected a Committee of Parliament, the Office of the Public Protector, the media, the petitioner (me) and a witness (Susan Campbell) to postpone the date of the hearing of my allegations of corruption because she wanted to work on the Knysna budget (which she failed to mention was only going to be voted on 9 days later).
So why was she, on the day, 300km away in Beaufort West, electioneering for the DA?
With her was Speaker Georlene Wolmarans, Councillor Laveal Davis, Councillor Cathy Weideman, Councillor Luzuko Tyokolo and DA Youth Leader Bjorn Oria. I heard that Councillor Mark Willemse was there too but have yet to confirm. Eden District Councillors Rowan Spies (her partner and the father of her children) and Tertius Simmers were there too. All would surely have been aware of the importance of defending allegations against the Democratic Alliance?
I wonder if some of these politicians are the Mayor’s new inner circle now that she’s in a faction fight with Deputy Mayor Peter Myers. Are some the councillors helping her stop the internal investigation into my corruption and maladministration allegations?
LYING TO PARLIAMENT
So the Mayor lied to Parliament, embarrassed our town, and was accompanied by others who could have gone in her place to Parliament.
Let’s not forget that Speaker Wolmarans also failed to attend in 2016 regards mostly the same issues when she was Mayor. She was forced by Parliament to make a public apology, told she’d be arrested if she never turned up the next time.
But read this first – below is Mayor Eleanore Spies’ lie via letter to Parliament’s Select Committee on Petitions and Executive Undertakings.