I was naive when I wrote this letter to Helen Zille 5yrs ago. I was angry but never believed that the DA was a complete lie. I still thought that Helen would step in and stop the corruption in our town.
5 years is a long time, long enough to transform a Matriculant into an Honours student. I’ve learned a lot since then, how the system works and the horrible depths politicians will sink to. Then there are the endless court cases I face, all linked to the DA, all linked to people who seem to hate the truth, responsibility and public service. In that time, I received my Masters degree in hardship, faced my demons and came out stronger, wiser and with my middle fingers intact.
I’ve since met Helen and sent her tons of evidence. She has the power to stop those abusing our town. Instead, she still chooses to allow villains to run wild in her party’s name. In my opinion, she’s the most guilty of them all.
But rather than repeat those sordid stories, let’s go down memory lane, back to almost the beginning.
This re-post is dedicated to Deputy Mayor Peter Myer’s for accusing me of serving an ANC agenda, seemingly because propaganda is the weapon the local DA use against truthseekers.
“Dear Helen Zille
A grey hour is upon our town of Knysna and I am in despair. I turn to you for help to kick some butt.
Your statements of accessibility and transparency are not shared in Knysna. I just read your 2009 election manifesto and asked myself: ‘Why would the Democratic Alliance, if you had won the elections, have followed through with those intentions for South Africa if you haven’t applied it to the province of the Western Cape that you did win?’
Did your election manifesto, your promise of intent, whisper itself into oblivion because it was an all or nothing intention? Or is it just that the small towns, where life is so much more painful than the cities during this endless recession, mean nothing at all? Does Knysna mean anything to the DA?
I address you because of the so-called leaders of this town who fall under the DA banner. But, first, you should know the local layout. It’s possible that you do? Maybe you holidayed here (when we were famous) but all I know for certain is that you whisked through here in a fancy car, danced for the (mostly) Coloureds in the (mostly) Coloured area of Hornlee, made promises, spoke some bullshit about ‘how can the ANC say that the DA is for Whites if you look around you (past me) at your (Non-White) selves’, accepted the cheers, listened to your mayoral candidate, Georlene Wolmarans, make more (false) promises, before being whisked away in your fancy car. Sure, you’re a busy lady so we never got to share some of our tasty Mitchell’s Beer (maybe next time?). Sometimes I’m slow but even I get that you’re important…but I did hope to taste truth a little longer…”
Read the full letter at www.knysnakeep.org/dear-helen-zille-the-knysna-da-is-a-lie-part-1.