BREAKING NEWS: I was sent a secret recording of Anton Bredell planning the overthrow of the town of Oudtshoorn.
Bredell is the Western Cape MEC for Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning. It’s a powerful position he’s long held. But he’s more than that. And his scandalous history involving Public property suggests that he’s protected and invincible.Secret Recording: Anton Bredell and the Plot Against Oudtshoorn (522 downloads)
He and Alan Winde were considered to be ex-Premier Helen Zille’s right-hand men. When she left, Alan Winde took her place, Bredell remained where he was, and she assumed the most powerful position in the DA, as Federal Council Chairperson.
The political connection is important because Bredell was (or still is) the DA’s Chairperson for the Western Cape.
ANTON BREDELL’S PLOT AGAINST OUDTSHOORN
Transcript of secret recording:
“Now I know some of you are going to be shocked, so I’m going to put a proposal on the table. Just listen to what I want to suggest, please. My suggestion is that we, that you, as Oudtshoorn’s Council, ’cause you’re the majority, you’re the Council, you ask that we put you under administration. What does that mean? That’s means that Administration will take over the Council’s functions, the Executive. You will still maintain your legislative functions. The Mayor will still stay the Mayor. The MAYCO members [Mayoral Committee] will stay the MAYCO members. Your salaries will remain the same. The benefit for that, I think, is that we will show the voters that, as leaders, you realise there is a problem, and that you step up to the plate, and that you’re willing to address it, with the support of the Province, with the support of the Party, that we get an Administrator, and that we get a team, an engineer, a CFO, a team of people in Oudtshoorn to come and support us. Secondly, I think that it’s very important that the benefit of this will be to make your hands a bit loose, to go back to your communities, because what we pick up in the research is that there’s a gap between the Councillors and the Communities. So my suggestion will be that the Mayor sit, sit and give us a list of the institutions within the Municipality, we draw up a schedule, and once a quarter we will meet with that, with the Administrator etc. etc. So that can help us, I think can help us, rebuild our brand, so that we can get the votes, 2021, to govern for the next 5 years.”
The action of Administration is a big deal. It’s what happens to a town or a city that’s considered to have collapsed; to be bankrupt and unable to deliver services. The provincial authority, or the Province with help from National Government, takes over. Democracy is paused whilst a non-political team fixes the mess the politicians helped create. This could be for 6 months, which is what the DA were aiming for in Knysna. Traditionally, salaries are lessened or taken away. Some councillors would be removed through by-elections thereafter.
THIS IS WHY IT’S A PLOT AND ILLEGAL
The reason why DA/MEC Bredell expected the Councillors to be shocked is because:
- There’s supposed to be a separation of powers. Without it, the intended oversight function dies.
- Bredell is bribing them with money for work they won’t do.
- The work they will do will essentially be campaigning for the DA at the Public’s expense.
- The goal is to suspend democracy, get credit, and then capitalise on it to get votes and power for longer.
- It’s a plot for the DA against the residents of Oudtshoorn.
If there were justice in the Western Cape, Anton Bredell would go to jail.
ADMINISTRATION AS A POLITICAL WEAPON
Owing to a threat against me, bad cops and the DA wanting to jail me, no one in National Government willing to help me, and covid-19, I was keeping a low profile. Part of me wanted to give up being an activist. However, two weeks ago, my town of Knysna came under a DA attack I couldn’t ignore. I blogged a lot, and still need to add, but you can begin with ‘The Plot Against Knysna’.
Basically, a crisis was exaggerated so as to become an excuse for the DA-led Western Cape Government to take control of the town through that process called administration. In reality, it was nearer to a coup d’état, what Bredell is intending for Oudtshoorn.
The Knysna DA, led by Councillor Michelle Wasserman, and then Acting Municipal Manager Michele Gratz (who used to run the DA-led town of Mosselbay), were the lead villains. They were supported by a social media propaganda campaign and the Greater Knysna Business Chamber (which includes controversial property developers and ex-members of a previous tourism company that was illegally funded by taxpayer funds, approved by then MEC Tourism Alan Winde).
Then, this past Saturday, I received the recording (from a source I’ll protect). The meeting was allegedly held at the end of 2019 with DA councillors from Oudtshoorn.
Oudtshoorn is a town in our Garden Route Municipality, famous for its ostriches, infamous for its politics. It’s latest controversy was the resignation of Mayor Colan Sylvester during his DA disciplinary hearing. He claimed that his own party were unfairly persecuting him. It’s hard to say whose right, or if both sides were wrong, but Sylvester makes disturbing claims that require impartial investigation. It’s obvious that his enemies were the DA leadership in Cape Town. But let me not divert from the main theme of this article…
One source told me the meeting venue was in George, the district seat of power for the Garden Route (which includes Oudtshoorn and Knysna).
The district Municipality has Memory Booysen as its mayor, and he’s also protected no matter what he does wrong – the DA even offered him an MP seat. The DA has at least one unprosecuted criminal on its Mayoral Committee, that being Rowan Spies, the partner of Eleanore Spies. She’s also an unprosecuted criminal, was promoted to Parliament, and is now the Constituency representative for Oudtshoorn.
My point is that our district is rotten, a blue darkness that ensures loyalty to the party for big salaries and power.
THE UNFORGETTABLE ANTON BREDELL
I immediately recognised Anton Bredell’s voice in this recording. I will never forget the video of him repeatedly lying in the Western Cape Legislature regards my allegations that he’d tried to give our town’s future to property developers, and then him failing to respond to a DA threat against me that was read aloud by the ANC.
“You seem not to realize that you are in no position to negotiate. I’m surprised you even tried. We hold all the cards, and have all the power to make your life really and truly miserable.” – ex-DA Councillor Martin Young (emailed to me when he was a candidate for Council. He would go on to do many more nasty things to me, and Zille, Bredell and Winde would allow him to).
But in our online age, this mp3 needs to be investigated and verified. And I live in an insane world wherein a small part of me wonders if this is another plot to discredit me.
Why hadn’t the ANC used it. If I had it, surely the opposition did too? I contacted Ronalda Nalumango, the Western Cape Leader of the ANC. She said that she’d only received it yesterday (today is a holiday). She was disturbed by it but not surprised. She said that it would be addressed next time she met with her committee.
After sitting on it for three days, I decided that it feels 100% like the DA devil I know. And I know the hell my own town went through these many years. I don’t want Oudtshoorn to suffer because I hesitated. The recording’s gravity is serious. It must be investigated by people with greater resources.
THE SEPARATION OF POWERS HAS BEEN GLUED TOGETHER
There’s supposed to be a separation of powers between politicians and government officials. Respectively, they are labelled as our representatives and servants. Unfortunately those definitions and their purpose flies with the dodo birds. South Africa is a statement of fantasy serving a reality of corruption.
Whilst the DA pointed at the corruption of the ANC, they were committing crimes in the Western Cape. We, the people of that province, were forgotten. More suspiciously, the ANC government of President Cyril Ramaphosa has protected them many times. I’m hoping that will change. I don’t support any party but it’s essential that there’s opposition in every province. As the DA recently bloodied the ANC’s nose in Tshwane, so the ANC must punch the DA in our province.
This recording, if verified, would be a major scandal in any country sufficiently civilised to uphold the law no matter how powerful the crook involved. Here it’ll probably be as important as all the corruption I’ve reported, which is defined as nothing. But I must try!
WHOSE THE POWER IN AND BEHIND THE DA?
There’s nothing to prove that John Steenhuisen is, in effect, the interim DA Leader.
Instead, he ignores corruption whilst his pay cheque keeps arriving. And it’s probable that he would prefer to be the ‘DA Leader Pretend’ than the ‘DA Interim Leader Pretend’ – that means he keeps his mouth shut – does nothing – puts Party first and Public last.
Steenhuisen is synonymous with the the lack of courage of Mmusi Maimane.
DA Western Cape Leader Bonginkosi Madikizela is a smaller version though it’s guaranteed that his ego and flashy suits dream big. If you listen to his debate with me on Cape Talk Radio, you’ll clearly hear that he will do anything to avoid discussing the DA’s bad habits.
Nevertheless, so it’s on the record, I will make complaint to the DA.
THE GUARDIANS WHO DON’T GUARD US
The South African Human Rights Commission and the Office of the Public Protector are two of the agencies allowing the DA to commit crime against us. Again, so it’s on record, I will file complaint with them. Specifically, and respectively, to CEO Advocate Tseliso Thipanyane and Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane (via Oupa Segalwe who will likely block my effort again).
It’s unlikely that the Media hasn’t received the recording. Why are they, again, silent when it matters? Why does the DA constantly get a free ride regarding the most important topics? So there’s further historical evidence, I’ll email many, including the Daily Maverick, Mail & Guardian, Noseweek, the Sunday Times, Cape Times and Group Editors (which covers the Garden Route District with several newspapers that receive advertising from local DA municipalities).
The contents of this blog will be sent to many individuals, including Helen Zille (DA), Geordin Hill-Lewis (DA), Cameron Dugmore (ANC), Brett Herron (GOOD Party), Corne Mulder (FF+) and Xego Melikhaya (EFF).
Locally to Dr Louis Scheepers (new Acting Municipal Manager for Knysna) and Elrick van Aswegen (new Mayor for Knysna). I will also contact Allan Paulse (Oudtshoorn’s Municipal Manager) but I’m concerned that after Bredell previously put Oudtshoorn under administration, he appointed Paulse as it’s Acting Municipal Manager (which then became a permanent post). [update: Paulse is suspended]
I would appreciate ex-Mayor Sylvester and anyone with information to email me.
I want the 6.6 million people of our province to matter to South Africa!
THE BAD ATTITUDE OF THE DEVELOPER’S ALLIANCE (DA)
The DA has blocked me, threatened me, falsely associated me with child abuse, labelled me a sociopath and flooded me with court cases to silence me. You can read about that in the Easy Guide to Corruption. If that summary interests you, download my free book about how I first discovered that Alan Winde and Anton Bredell were immoral.
In nine-and-a-half years, I’ve never received a productive response from the DA, only silence or nastiness. I’m on their blacklist. Their ex-head of communications told an SABC reporter not to deal with me. Geordin Hill-Lewis ordered that my emails be blocked. On the rare moment someone has broken ranks, they’ve looked like a fool.
Despite the DA’s policy of avoidance, I would welcome their response to this recording of Anton Bredell, my prelude questions this week, and the evidence I’ve given them for years. It would be less suspicious if Helen Zille never threatened to sue and jail me again.
POLITICAL AND MEDIA ATTENTION
After I broke this story, others have posted statements against Bredell.
- The GOOD Party stands against Anton Bredell’s DA plot against Oudtshoorn
- The ANC shocked and disgusted at Anton Bredell’s attempt to collapse Oudtshoorn Municipality
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