Elrick van Aswegen (COPE) is Knysna’s new Mayor. He was nominated by the ANC and KUC. The DA’s votes for Michelle Wasserman failed.
The DA’s motion to remove ANC Speaker Titi Gombo, and replace with Georlene Wolmarans, failed.
Dr Louis Scheepers, Knysna’s new Acting Municipal Manager, will arrive on the weekend.
Van Aswegen, or Ricky as most people know him, is from the suburb of Hornlee. He fills the post after it had been empty for 9 months. He takes power during a triple crisis involving finance, the coronavirus and corruption. Wishing him well in making the best decisions for all of us. May he put the People before Politics.
Read my letter to Ricky.