This is NOT the way Ms Zille!

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Oudtshoorn. 31 December 2011. 09h45. I’ve had it with Helen Zille’s woebegone wail of not being able to serve where the DA does not rule.

It’s the worst possible marketing!!

It sounds very much like “Vote for me or sod off until you do!” (Mine manners and vocabulary is scintillating this morning, what!? Coruscating, even? In both senses of the word – adjective and verb?)

Mention to a financial advisor that your broker did not return a phone call, and out comes the pro forma broker’s note and an enthusiastic “Sign here, my good sir, and let moi show you how!”

Not: “Well, you chose that idiot; you suffer, you dumb twit. Five years from now, when you’re ruined, you can come talk to me again!”

Here’s some twitter talk of this morning…

Zille in reply to a call for help (one of many!):
I would like to but only Prov + local govt can. DA not in Govt in NW. “@gaomogapi: @helenzille pls fix northwest potholes out of goodwill.”

OO’s response:
@helenzille Helen, your “The DA can’t help u, ‘coz the DA doesn’t rule where u live” is defeatist; indurate; bratty. And bad marketing.

Many people complaining to Zille may very well be people who voted DA, but live in ANC provinces and towns. The fob offs are insulting, even dressed up in the cheap tuxedo of “wish I could help…”

The DA seems to be content to trust its marketing to the ANC.

Reverse reverse reverse bush psychology?

Methinks the voters are not that obtuse.

In Oudtshoorn the DA is “monitoring” the carnage, hiding behind “the three tiers of government”.

The DA should consider that disgusted voters are going to the polls again in 2014. Disgusted with the venal ANC. Disgusted with the pharisaic DA.

I’m discombobulated.

And disgusted.

True leaders always find a way. They never hide behind processes and rules. They act.

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18 thoughts on “This is NOT the way Ms Zille!

  1. Comment, I hear you , but this is what the bloody councilors are paid to do. Why are the DA branches not operating? What has happened to the ward committees ? These can continue irrespective of what goes on or does not go on in the municipality. I wish these so called leaders will take ownership of there responsibilities and get on with their jobs.

  2. @alleycat: ‘The majority of residents are not sure of what ward they are in or who the ward councilor is.’ – this is absolutely true. For democracy to function the electorate need to have ready access to this information. OO could usefully consider publishing as a permanent feature on this site a map of the town indicating wards, representatives and contact details as a very useful resource.

  3. Excellent piece Blind Truth and you comments on a possible outcome for Zille even better.Unfortunately the Madam confuses/equates good governance and Leadership with stubbornness and arrogance. Which Leadership School educated her i ask you ?

    Haar voorland blyk al hoe meer die van Thatcher te wees. Vraag is net, wie gaan uiteindelik die DA se “Geoffrey Howe” wees. Emosies en politiek maak slegte bedmaats en emosie en die vroulike geslag bly nou maar eenmaal sinoniem – Zille is so geskape, daaraan kan mens ongelukkig nie verander nie. Niemand so blind soos hy/sy wat nie WIL SIEN NIE !!. Die DA se toekoms het tog nou so voorspelbaar geword en die oratoriese Mazibuku is ook vroulik. Raai dus maar self waar alles uiteindelik gaan opeindig – “Mi Way ” !! Kom ons hoop hierdie dames het Loopbaan versekering uitgeneem ! Sterkte, jul gaan dit uiters nodig kry vorentoe ladies !!

  4. Jakob Regop, kom ek vertel jou van die DA, ek het aangesluit, hek hoor toe daar is n vergadering plek A, kry reg kry sms om te se dis verskuif plek B, 5 min voor vergadering weer na A. kon dit nie maak nie. Toe hoor ek ook ek is nie n lid nie, my naam nie op die lys nie! Met n groot gespook vind ons uit n boek is weg en dat hul regstelende stappe gaan neem, tot die LP oom Jackie belowe dit sal reg gestel word, Wel maande is verby en verskoonings ook, ek vra nie meer nie want tot die wykskomitee lid se reguit lieg kan hy nie!

    Uit binnekring van DA Zill hoor ek sy weet nie waar Oudshoorn is nie, Gedink dis n voorstad van Beaufortwest? Still het ek besluit ek stem nie vir hul weer nie, want as die LP sy eie mense kan bedrieg, die raadslid sy wyks mense om die bos lui. Mens raak stil gatvol daar wag n verrassing vir Zill, ons lyk maar onoplettend, maar soos dit gaan sien ons baie. Die DA kyk wat hier aan gaan maar sien hul?

  5. Jacob Regop, You`re pissing in the wind my friend. I tried for years to get people motivated to get involved but this town appears to be full of moaners, not shakers. One of the biggest problems is a lack of information. The majority of residents are not sure of what ward they are in or who the ward councillor is. To this end I blame the sitting councillors directly. DA controlled wards are in decline.

  6. It is not in good times that true leaders are found but rather in bad times!! Loyalty only goes so far, for as long as you are needed, one should not follow people blindly, decisions should rather be taken on gut feel than on emotion. Unfortunately women tend to take to many decisions on their emotions rather than their gut?

    History has shown us unfortunately that people who tend to be unsure of themselves, take emotional decisions, which at times can balance towards stubbiness!!

    Let us review her last days which led to the resignation of Baroness Margaret Thatcher?

    “Opinion polls in September 1990 reported that Labour had established a 14% lead over the Conservatives and by November the Conservatives had been trailing Labour for 18 month. These ratings, together with Thatcher’s combative personality and willingness to override colleagues’ opinions, contributed to discontent within the Conservative party.

    On 1 November 1990 Geoffrey Howe, the last remaining member of Thatcher’s original 1979 cabinet, resigned from his position as Deputy Prime Minister over her refusal to agree to a timetable for Britain to join the European single currency. In his resignation speech on 13 November, Howe commented on Thatcher’s European stance: “It is rather like sending your opening batsmen to the crease only for them to find the moment that the first balls are bowled that their bats have been broken before the game by the team captain.” His resignation was fatal to Thatcher’s premiership” – Wikipedia

    Well this is a year for things to happen, isn’t it, may this not happen to Helen Zille?

  7. JP in antwoord op jou vraag.

    Nee die een verneuk jou oopenlik en die ander bedrieg jou stil, stil. Alhoewel ek begin glo die een begin by die ander leer, deur jou stil, stil te verneuk en openlik te bedrieg. Die bestuur in Oudtshoorn is in alby gevalle sms beheerd, en die wat die sms’e stuur stel nie belang wat gebeur met die mense nie, solank die “voters” reg sal vote.

  8. OO
    Laat die wat in glashuise woon die eerste klip gooi.
    Ons kritiseer graag die DA leierskap maar wir van ons het die moeite gedoen om betrokkke te raak by die party op voetsoolvlak? Dit is wensdenkery om te dink die bestaande leierskap sal terustaan as daar bewaarlik ‘n kworum opdaaag by wyksvergaderings.
    Kan ons Zille verkwalik dat sy gatvol raak van om doeke aan te sit?
    Goeie voornemens vir 2012:
    1. Sluit aan by die DA
    2. Moenie wag dat organiseerders jou aansluit nie. Gaan na die DA kantore.
    3. Vind uit hoe die interne semokratiese stelsel by die DA werk
    4 Hou die leierskap op hul tone.
    5 Raak ontslae van die wat nie hul kant bring nie op ‘n demokratiese manier
    6 Join up or shut up.

  9. Johan jy is half reg?

    Die DA (party) moet veral fokus op waar hy regeer en ‘n sukses daarvan maak, punt, maar so ook moet hy kan bewys dat hy ‘n goeie opposisie kan wees, en op Oudtshoorn faal die DA hierin omrede die “Leiers vanni Kaap” besluite neem en nie eers as opposisie effektief wil optree nie. Net die Tannie van Cederberg het die “balls” om in opposisie ‘n fight op te sit.

    Die ANC het ook bewys dat hy bitter swak in opposisie regeer, hulle poog om raadlede om te koop of koop koop hulle om, (Gordon April -waar dink julle kom die blou Toyota vandaan- raak wakker mense?) of hulle (ANC) kraak en breek alles af.

    Wat enige demokrasie nodig het is ‘n goeie regerende party met ‘n goeie effektiewe opposisie wat waghond speel vir die mense, iets wat min lande ongelukkig het, veral nie in Afrika nie.

    Dit sal nog 15 tot 20 jaar neem om die land te swaai, want leiers met verstand het ons ongelukkig nie, may the born free come to power, at least they are better educated.

    Een vraag is daar ‘n ooreenkoms tussen die ANC en DA om die land so swak te bestuur???

    Kyk politiek is nou maar net vuil, maak nie saak wie dit beoefen nie.

  10. Kom aan… Jou verwagtig is idealisties. As ek die DA was, sou ek ook eerder fokus op waar ek regeer. Maak eerder ‘n sukses waar jy is. Ek dink in elkgeval nie Zille is welkom om in te menu waar sy nie verkies is nie.

  11. Depoliticize Town Councils so they can serve and deliver as they were intended with the needs of residents and their facilities in mind.

    Town halls can no longer afford to be “mini” parliaments or Provincial Governments – they are at the pointy- end and must behave without fear or favour with the livelihood of the community in mind and not their political masters!

    Witness the complete “seizure” of our council and administration as a result of such activity here in Oudtshoorn, not to mention the abject failure and imminent collapse of so many “little political administrations” and their so-called service delivery to citizens not only at Town level but at Provincial level across SA as well, just because the narrow minded and self serving politicians “don’t get their way or slice of the cake”!

    Again I say – “To hell with politicians”

  12. Comrade het n punt beet, Die Politiekuste kan net bestaan as daar verdeultheid is, Die een blameer die ander. Wonder wat so gebeur as mens n moossie van wantrou kon indien in n wyk en sodoende hul ontse van inkomste wat nie verdien word nie?

  13. Comrade het pas weer uit sy gat gekruip mense, wees gewaarsku. Sy opinies is tog so voorspelbaar. – alles nonsies en alles wat wit is kry altyd die skuld, ‘watch hom maar, dieselfde bogstories elke keer.Die fout is nooit syne nie, altyd die wittes se skuld

    Jou tydjie in die ope is verby comrade, terug donker gat toe ou klong, jou redenasies is so vlak soos n vlakvark op Vlakfontein se strate, toe, weg is jy !!

  14. Bart wat van die baie swart en bruin mense wat vir die DA stem. Dink jy regtig hulle gaan die ultra regse Afri forum by die stembus steun? n Filosofie soos die van Afri en die DA wat gebasseer is op leuens, bangmaak stories en swart gevaar retoriek kan en sal nie slaag nie. Die diep rassisme van Zille wat sy wegsteek voor en tydens verkiesings het die afgelope paar dae weereens lelik na vore gekom. Joune le sommer vlak. Gn wonder die Madiba projek van reconcilliation ly skipbreuk. Dit is as gevelog van ouens soos jy Bart, die Kersops, Afris en OOs van ons wereld.

  15. Ag niks ongewoons nie ek weet baie van hier die wit liberaliste se doen en late. Dan skreeu hulle die meeste dat daar nie vir klein partytjies gestem moet word nie. Vermors van stemme. Kom ons gebruik voorentoe ons verstand. Klein partytjies is al wat om sien na minderheids groepe se belange. Ons redding is Afri-Forum.

  16. Zille and our local DA caucus “leader” (inappropriate title I suggest?) are starting to sound like your “average” sales “consultant who, when faced with a troubling or tricky question or situation, replies: – “WHAT YOU WANT ME TO TELL YOU?”

    In other words FO, I am busy and cannot be bothered with your “silly” questions which frankly I don’t understand or care a jot or tittle about in any event.

    Catch a wake up DA – you are in opposition so oppose – stop hiding behind your “honorable public offices” earning fat “Ministerial and Councillor’s” salaries while fobbing your constituents off!

    DO YOUR JOB WITH “VIM AND VIGOR” – WE ELECTED YOU FOR JUST THAT PURPOSE AND NO OTHER!

  17. Ag wat Haar hoogheid ge nie n veer om nie. Sy het haar eie shepoel, maar die DAcivers verloor vinnig aansien in die omgewing. tot van hul raadslede maak nou oogies vir die cANCer, better om teweet wat jy het as aanhou te raai of dit wat jy het wil/gaan/mag werk of nie.

    Hul het my stem verloor deur rondslomp en tragheid.

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