Municipal Manager Louis Scheepers and Mayor Elrick van Aswegen. You haven’t responded to my questions and evidence regarding corruption and maladministration. Consequently, I’ll squish these new BIG ISSUES into bullet points that the Public can also quickly understand. These are further reasons for you to consider my demand that CFO Mbulelo Memani must go!
- Were we robbed of the emergency fire donation money? If not, provide an accounting for the past 3 years, and a bank balance statement for today, 15 June 2020. Explain why the money wasn’t used on us e.g. if R4m was left, 500 people on the Victims Register could’ve had R8,000 each. Maybe more depending what was in the account since day one. Maybe that’s nothing to you with your respective R110,000 and R65,000p/m salaries but, for me, having lost almost everything, that would’ve meant a lot then, and still means something now.
- Why did Council and the Administration not query CFO Mbulelo Memanai regards him allegedly needing DBSA’s R71m loan to cover-up money he’s taken from other projects?
- Why did Council and the Administration not reprimand CFO Mbulelo Memanai regards his illegal intentions towards keeping MIG and INEP funds he was supposed to have returned? His arrogance, last Council meeting, was embarrassing yet everyone chose to share it. Is the Administration so desperate it has to steal over R10m from National Government and our neighbour, Bitou Municipality?
- If I overcharged you by mistake on your purchase of a vehicle, and we later discovered the error, would you expect me to pay you back? Expecting your answer to be obvious, why is CFO Mbulelo Memanai being allowed to use that dumb argument so that he doesn’t have to refund electricity consumers who were charged more than the NERSA rate? And then the idiot uses a lie regarding the issue to try belittle me to Council. Again, no one questioned him.
These are important issues. Having twice failed to past the annual budget, the Knysna Council is running out of time. These things need to be discussed and, most likely, changes will have to be made.
If any of my facts are incorrect, I welcome correction because truth is what matters. Even better, so you’re of good intention, add detail. I bet you I’ll find more dirt – bad people always have a history of doing bad things.
If you don’t care about these issues, then what does that say about you? If you care, then you should be standing beside me in Parliament.
ANTI-CORRUPTION ACTION DETERMINES WHO YOU ARE
I’m fighting for justice for my fellow citizens and myself. That should be the job of the Administration and Council but the corruption is so pervasive that those at the top can’t smell it anymore. Collectively speaking, it has become Your culture. You’ve gotten away with crime for so long that You’ve become complacent. It literally is You versus us, the Public.
All senior staff should all be damned if they can’t prove, after this crisis, that they fought the corruption of their colleagues. The junior staff deserve better! If you don’t act quickly, you may have more protests at your door which affects moral and service delivery.
As there’s still no response from you both to my previous complaints and queries, I’m CCing provincial leaders in the hope one of them gives enough of a damn to ask: “Who have You chosen to be?” and, “Whose side are you on?”