I’m way behind on too much news but need to focus on reports and prep for court cases so I’m going to give you quick summaries instead of a blog for each topic:
Buffalo Bay Erf 65 Sale
A land surveyor is to be appointed to divide it into 3 erven which are to be sold with a reserve price of R5million each i.e. R15million. The current buildings will be demolished and the current office and workshop replaced on another municipal property.
Esme Edge, the Deputy Mayor of Knysna and the Chairperson of the Finance Committee showed, again, that she is too small for the titles she wears. In response to an article query by the Knysna-Plett herald on September 3, she did everything to blame the incompetency of the opposition instead of revealing the nitty-gritty i.e. how much exactly has been spent or allocated to the furniture and new offices of politicians and Municipal manager, Lauren Waring. Despite benefiting from it herself, she even had the audacity to imply that overspending was the fault of the municipality and not politicians.
ANC Councillor Clive Witbooi said that Knysna is sitting on a time bomb and that the issues were months old. COPE’s Elrick van Aswegen hammered the DA, saying that it was no good them saying they were the ruling party when they were “absent when it came to ruling.” It concurred that there was a housing issue which was the result of an error by employees under Town Planner, Mike Maughn-Brown. In response to Leon Naude’s call for live ammunition to be used, Dyanti said that “people want live ammo to shoot black people but even baboons are not allowed to be shot.” It was agreed by all that the Council had failed and that they urgently needed to set up a task team.