I’ve expressed my distaste for the ANC/DA war many times and, regards the Eden District (under which we fall), have blogged more in depth reports to show that both parties are destroying Oudtshoorn and Plettenberg Bay.
My critics never question me if i mention the ANC but often call me biased when i question the DA (admittedly, a lot more because they are in power in my home of Knysna and so many bad things i’ve experienced during this political circus has been at the hand of DA politicians who think they can train us, the public).
I point this out because i’m utterly disgusted at the DA’s undemocratic handling of the latest Bitou (a.k.a. Plettenberg Bay) crisis. Where the hell have senior DA members such as Theuns Botha, Helen Zille, Donald Grant and Jaco Londt been during this embarrassing escapade??? I may disagree with them regards their denial of the takeover process but i totally understand that they’ve fought a legal battle to stay in power. I may have done the same in their position but would hope not to be one of their current leadershipless leaders who switch from being vampires sucking on the Plett public to sycophantic doormats for the DA in Cape Town.
When disaster strikes is when the big boys and girls are suppose to step in and tell the public that everything is going to be OK: “We admit there’s a problem and we’re going to do everything we can to restore law and order. We respect you voting for us and we going to show you that by serving you.”
Instead, there have been secret meetings and emails.
Instead, Memory Booysen, the Mayor of Bitou Municipality and now not-so-proudly first black DA Mayor in South Africa, is allowed to continue embarrassing the DA with outrageous lies that make politically incorrect African descriptions such as “banana republic” spring to mind. The public have been treated as monkeys (those who’ve kept silent are) but don’t forget that to rule the monkey troupe requires the biggest monkey of all. This role is normally filled by a politician. Plett has, like other towns, proven that it doesn’t matter if it’s DA or ANC, white or black, it’s still a monkey.
What pissed me off? See how apocalyptic Memory Booysen is in this sensationalist article by the Argus newspaper. And look how he’s totally twisted the DA’s role in Oudtshoorn when in fact the DA is doing in Bitou what the ANC is doing there (not the ANC in both places). History may be written by the victors so Memory Booysen should beware if he becomes the biggest loser of them all.
Don’t let politicians reinterpret the truth for you!
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