Knysna Municipal Manager Grant Easton faces immediate investigation and possible suspension next week.
Yesterday, i reported that a Green Paper Session (a municipal meeting whose agenda is kept secret from the public) was being held.
It’s happening, as told to me by an informant, was confirmed by the Knysna Municipality. However, they would not tell me it’s agenda even though i’d already published that it involved Grant Easton.
I still don’t know what the topic for the meeting was, what has put him under fire, but support it in light of the issues i submitted to Parliament. Easton has been involved in many questionable situations and outright lied to Parliament about them.
The irony is that the Democratic Alliance (DA) supported him and those lies. Now they’re attacking him whilst ignoring the guilt of their fellow councillors. Because of that, i’m betting that the agenda against him is new, something that doesn’t implicate them but gets rid of their accomplice and liability.
DA plans were obviously afoot. Soon after the meeting, the DA sent the Knysna-Plett Herald (KPH), their biased media outlet, a press release about it. That press release has yet to appear on the Knysna DA Facebook, the Municipal Facebook or Municipal Twitter page.
This is an example of politics being the survival of the fittest.
Nevertheless, i consider Easton to be a sore on the skin of Knysna so i’m hoping that this is the beginning of the end of him.
Here’s the press release, as claimed by the KPH to be sent by Mayor Georlene Wolmarans, the same women who accompanied him to Parliament on the DA’s dishonesty platform.
At a special Council meeting held today, Tuesday July 5, the Knysna council considered allegations of serious misconduct made by a member of the public against Mr Grant Easton, the municipal manager.
The Council decided, after taking into account the relevant legislative provisions, to appoint an independent investigator to conduct an investigation into the allegations. In order not to prejudice the outcome of the investigation, the nature of the allegations against the municipal manager cannot be made public at this time.
The Council also decided that in order to protect the interests of all the parties involved, including the municipal manager, to ask the municipal manager to respond in writing within seven days as to why he should not be suspended for precautionary reasons while the investigation is on-going.
The Council wishes to make clear that the decision to investigate in no way pre-judges the issues involved and has been taken so that the allegations can be fairly tested and that the municipal manager be given every opportunity to answer the allegations.