The long, vicious battle between the DA and ANC for Oudtshoorn is taking a break. Why, you ask? Well, politicians from both parties in this town, which is one of the worst municipalities in the Western Cape, are taking a trip to the Netherlands.
How this will help the public (who has been half beaten to death by politics) is unguessable.
And what will happen when the Cango Caves money, which has been used to subsidise the town, runs out?
The politicians, led by the ‘President of Oudtshoorn’, Gordon April, may have a grand xmas but the ratepayers need to build defences against the next disaster… because disasters are always guaranteed in Oudtshoorn because Anton Bredell refuses to put the town under administration. The only reason why i think he won’t is because the DA is using it as an election weapon against the ANC whilst diverting attention from their own misdeeds.
Political point scoring at a cost to the public should be looked upon with great disgust.
SHAME on all of the politicians (ANC, DA, NPP, ICOSA) who have let Oudtshoorn down! It shows us the nature of the South African political beast – if it can happen to that town, it can happen to any of us.
Read more about this at www.justiceandequality.co.za/oudtshoorns-presidents-xmas-in-netherlands.