Lake Brenton is one of Knysna’s prettiest suburbs. It lies at the base of a hill, most houses facing the direction of the nearby estuary. In between beautiful trees and retirees walking their dogs, we find evidence of property developer and ACDP candidate, Schalk van der Merwe.
As evidenced by my blogging, he hasn’t been my favourite person the past week. His damaging statements against truthseekers and corruption fighters seemed self-serving and on the side of questionable property developers whom he does business with.
Schalk motivated me to protest against him because when we’re silent problems can only grow. I don’t want him to grow into political office.
“Knysna will be restored to the upmarket tourist town it used to be.”
Those are the exact words of Schalk van der Merwe. Is his election promise to be believed?
When looking at Lake Brenton, i ask you to answer that for yourselves. How has a temporary office for a construction site become a permanent sales office? How is it that Knysna Municipality’s town planning department has allowed it?
Next to it, there are two containers with rubbish lying beside them. In the middle of them, there’s more rubbish, including, ironically and emphatically, a board with Schalk’s name and cell number on it.
Does the ACDP’s Schalk van der Merwe believe in his election promises… or are they just meant to sound good to us so that he can get into office?
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