The worst news i’ve heard in 5 years is that Greg Vogt has been made CEO of Knysna Tourism.
He is not only the man at the centre of the elephant abuse scandal (manager of the park for 7 years) but also the primary figure in covering up the nepotism and favouritism that led Knysna Tourism into financial ruin.
One of his cohorts through it all was Nan Raturat who has now taken the position as Chair of the Knysna Tourism Board. She, along with Lauren Waring (Municipal Manager) and Steven de Vries (ANC Chief Whip), the same people who’ve refused to give us answers, were responsible for deciding that he was the best out of 115 national and international applications! It defies belief.
If Vogt’s salary is anything like the last CEO’s, he’ll be earning as much as the Mayor. His new found riches also explain why he’s now had a lawyer threaten to sue me for defamation.
I will not be intimidated! I’m going to fight like hell.
My biggest question is, “Will Knysna continue to hide or keep doing the wrong thing in the hope that they can get a slice of the Tourism pie?” Remember, we get what we deserve.