‘WICKED KNYSNA’ OFFLINE
The ‘Wicked Knysna’ Facebook page, previously called ‘Protecting Brand Knysna’, has been taken offline by Facebook. The page was used to spread political propaganda whilst attempting to defame activist Mike Hampton by bizarrely associating him with a gangster’s murder in Uniondale and a missing child in Knysna.
Minutes before the page went down, Allan alluded to previous involvement in drug running and gun running.
The identity of a third admin, a member of the legal profession, is being withheld as its currently evidence in a court case. More of those involved are expected to be revealed next month.
EX-POLITICIAN DROPS COURT ACTION AGAINST ACTIVIST
Ex-Knysna DA Councillor Richard Dawson has dropped his High Court action for an interdict against Mike Hampton.
WILL ICOSA DECIDE WHO RULES KNYSNA?
ICOSA will be contesting the ANC and the DA in the Knysna municipal elections. ICOSA’s candidates are expected to be announced this weekend. If ICOSA can win 2 seats, they stand a good chance being Kingmakers i.e. deciding whether the DA or ANC runs Knysna.
MAJOR DA SHAKE-UP FOR ELECTIONS
The DA has seemingly dropped 6 of its current 10 councillors. As the DA only won 5 proportional representative (PR) positions last local election, it’s unlikely that Advocate Julie Seton (#8) and Deputy Mayor Esme Edge (#9) will be on the next Council. Interestingly, Mayor Wolmarans is guaranteed a PR seat (#2) but she is not running as a Ward Councillor (does the DA not think she can win her home area?). The DA is oddly keeping secret who their mayoral candidate is.
R100-MILLION NEEDED TO SAVE KNYSNA & PLETT FROM RUBBISH
Knysna and Plettenberg Bay both transfer their town’s rubbish to Mossel Bay to be destroyed. However, in less than 8 months, they will no longer be allowed to do so. An alternative site needs to be built quickly but R100-million is needed. As the need for the site has been known for a long time, the lack of action so far must be credited to poor administration, particularly on a provincial level.