And now it’s time for an unpopular blog…
Knysna is a never-washed dildo for a never-ending brothel of corrupt politicians and officials. The batteries may have died this week but echoes of sadomasochist orgasms continue to kill seahorses and loerie birds. Poodles on Leisure Isle bark, “Lead the way,” as the last elephant runs for its life through a forest of thorns. Soon all that will remain are useless citizens too dumb too fight.
The poetic expression of pain, “Cry the beloved country,” belongs here. But not for vile misuse by Municipal Manager Michele Gratz. How dare she quote Alan Paton when she’s got the keys to the guns helping Knysna die?
A BROTHEL OF ANIMALS
Only an orchestrated plot can explain shock after shock in one day, and more over the next three.
Knysna Municipal Manager Michele Gratz, CFO Mbulelo Memani and DA Councillor Peter Myers quit back to back. Their combined action caused the Development Bank of South Africa to cancel a R71-million loan the town desperately needs.
Gratz and Myers accused the Knysna Ratepayers’ Association (KRA) of basically being an external, evil force. No proof, just extremely damaging finger-pointing that only I and the KRA objected to. Conspiracy theorists loved it, but so did a lot of normal folk. They didn’t care for the tell-tale fact that the KRA had reported corruption and maladministration to Gratz.
Gratz threws punches at the financial state of the town but never put blame on hers and Myers’ buddy, Memani CFO. Not to mention that Myers was previously the Chair of the financial oversight committee.
Instead, Gratz calls upon the Western Cape Government to take over the town through an action called “administration”. In conflict of interest, propaganda advertises her as the new Administrator. She does nothing to dissuade it.
ANC Deputy Mayor Aubrey Tsengwa enters discussions to persuade them to remain. The DA and ANC stop pretending to be opposition and both heap praise on Gratz the Cat.
Myers the Liar appears in four newspapers, putting a new spin on Knysna’s history.
Anonymously sent whatapps state that it’s Western Cape Premier Alan Winde’s plan to make Gratz Administrator so long as Public’s letters of support give him excuse too. Rumours run amok, one being that a family member of Winde’s is involved.
By day 3, skyrocketed by info pulled out of too many heads in arses, 2,000 people have joined an online petition supporting Gratz to become Administrator.
On day 4, DA Federal Executive Finance Chair Dion George officially backs the town losing control to Cape Town (incidentally run by his party), and that Gratz must become the Administrator.
With no official process, no fact-checking and no serious questions answered, Knysna volunteered itself to became a flock of sheep. Logic obviously isn’t necessary when self-happy with each other on the edge of the steep, East Head cliff.
MYERS THE LIAR
Gratz the Cat isn’t alone. She’s only the latest opportunist in a long line of high-paid underachievers who think that Knysna can be used as a salary piggy-bank that bows to political power instead of us, the 86,000 people she’s supposed to serve.
DA Councillor Peter Myers stands with one hand on his dick and the other on his ego. Or maybe they’re the same thing.
He’s reinvented himself as a hero, the man who supported ex-Mayor Mark Willemse in his long hour of need. Myers is the man who tried valiantly to save Knysna but failed. He’s been given the title of ‘honourable’ for having tried. The main problem is that it’s a lie.
Myers was part of the DA that tried to destroy me when I reported corruption. He was the monster in hypocrite when he used my corruption evidence and complaints as defence when the DA tried to remove him. Suddenly, my name was erased and my hard-fought issues were his to use against his political enemies.
He recreated himself as the good guy fighting the good fight when in fact he was screaming himself to a self-masturbation record. He’s still doing it, this time in the newspapers, lies so huge it’s surprising that cuming never choked him.
He was in trouble first, and wouldn’t have survived unless ex-Mayor Mark Willemse had supported him. He’s turned that around – no thank you, just fuck you.
It’s as common as condoms that the Knysna Ratepayers’ Association (KRA) was Myer’s biggest ally. Some of their committee members are now red-faced for having liked him. Their ‘sexual’ embarrassment gives me hope.
Myers and the KRA fought side by side for years. Whatever they presented, he ran with.
Damning Myers’ are his press statements this week. How dare he pretend the KRA were a thorn in his upper class arse when the truth is that he was angry with them when they refused to support his illegal increase of municipal directors salaries by 20%? That illegality and absurdity is made worse by him being an advocate and a charted accountant – he had to have known what he was doing was wrong.
Myers has undoubtedly got big, hairy balls because he’s trying to erase his unethical behaviour by pretending he’s resigning because he can’t accept the DA’s alleged intention to raise rates which will hurt the Public.
Myers may be a hypocrite but he’s clever and the most arrogant person I’ve encountered. That makes him dangerous. I can’t help but wonder what’s the real motivation for the current chaos, and if Myers has a longer role to play.
KNYSNA RATEPAYERS’ ASSOCIATION
Don’t misunderstand me regards the KRA. They, especially activist attorney Susan Campbell, have done exceptional work.
But the organisation is bruised for their past association with Myers, and bloody for not heeding my warnings, and for refusing to help me because he was more important to them than the bigger truth Knysna needed.
They also need to deal with treachery in their midst. I refer to Richard Thorpe whose one of their longest running Committee members. My fear that he was a double-agent for the Municipality was dismissed by the KRA members I approached. And none cared, long ago, when he wouldn’t punish a fellow committee member for essentially stealing R3,000 from the kitty. That was Ian Uys who, in keeping with the tradition of irony, became Councillor for the Christian Party, to the applause of the KRA.
Consequently it was interesting to witness Thorpe’s reaction to Myers trashing the KRA on Facebook. Thorpes gave Myers a big ‘Thumbs Up’. WTF.
I like some of the folk on the committee but I’m not mincing my words because people I like hurt me more than my enemies. Even more than those criminal politicians who tried to discredit my corruption evidence with propaganda associating me with child abuse.
The KRA must work with transparency and open eyes. Responsibility must accompany their actions. They must clean their house of people such as Thorpe. They must focus on what you they do best which is prepare complaints substantiated with legal facts. Their complaints are “wow” quality.
The KRA are the most important organisation in Knysna. They’ve enormous tasks ahead of them. No matter that I’m unwilling to forgive them on a personal level, we need them. To gain more Public support, they need to advertise. And being more open-minded would help. That’s a two-way street – Knysna mustn’t support baseless propaganda on social media.
YOU SHEEP ARE PIMPS
Why am I grunting these words? You’ll take no pleasure in knowing it’s mostly for you, my fellow citizens, and not the crooks, fish hooks and playbooks. We’ve been royally fucked for 10 years. How much more pain will it take for you to learn a lesson?
Every whorehouse needs a pimp and that’s what you’ve collectively become. Without you, none of these sadomasochists would be getting paid. You swing from their whips, switching allegiances on Facebook like monkeys throwing shit.
Show more common sense, self-pride and community love. Gather facts before making decisions. And if there aren’t enough facts, don’t stop questioning.
For those inevitable people who will skip this important message to slate my delivery metaphor, view ‘I don’t want to be ‘popular’ fighting corruption’.
This was supposed to have been an intro paragraph, not a blog. My disappointment in you got the better of me for a while. My main purpose today is to share with you more questions that Gratz the Cat and her seeming conspirators are refusing to answer. Read ‘Throwing insults like tear gas at Knysna’ and, the most important, ‘This is what we still don’t know about the Knysna Fire, and why it’s affecting us today’.