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Oudtshoorn. 10 May 2012. 06h50. The utterances by senior DA leaders and functionaries about Oudtshoorn and their barren undertakings continue to undermine.
On April 2 OO reported on the statement by the DA Spekesperson for Local Government in the National Council of Provinces, Johan Visser, to the effect that Oudtshoorn’s “top management is now implementing an effective turnaround strategy which will ensure stability, and compliance with the requirements of the MFMA”. (Click here for the full statement.)
OO initially criticised the statement because the local DA Caucus rejected the Oudtshoorn budget as being illegal the very day before Visser’s statement. OO indicated that the local DA leadership and the provincial and national leadership made discrepant statements about the state of Oudtshoorn’s government.
The DA lambasted OO for indicating that the DA spoke with forked tongue.
But the DA has come up with nothing more than murmurings that OO is malicious and malevolent.
Visser’s statement subverts Oudtshoorn.
Every time such a “goodwill statement” is made about the malignant government of Oudtshoorn, the rot of maladministration spreads irrevocably.
Faced with the embarrassed, and embarrassing silence of the local, the regional, the provincial, and the national DA leadership, OO wrote Visser on Tuesday.
The DA Spokesperson for Local Government
Mr Johan Visser
Dear Mr Visser
You issued a media statement on February 29 to the effect that the top management of Oudtshoorn is now implementing an effective turnaround strategy which will ensure stability, and compliance with the requirements of the MFMA.
You further stated that the Standing Committee for Local Government oversight will pay for follow-up to ensure adherence in a spirit of aid and support.
Be advised that since March 30, two High Court rulings, a third High Court application; and a threat to a business initiative representing the most encouraging economic initiative in decades for Oudtshoorn, speak to the fact that the Oudtshoorn administration is not equipped to manage the affairs of the town:
1. The CShell (case Number 1427/2011) High Court verdict of March 30 confirms that even certain contracts to alienate land are ab initio null and void and that some of the said contracts date from 2006;
2. The CFO, Deon Lott, has been criminated by the Wavelengths (case Number 15119/2011) High Court verdict of April 26, for pledging funds not secured, for the wrongful purchase of land in Bitou;
3. The appointments of the Municipal Manager and the Director Corporate Services are challenged in the High Court (Case Number 25790/11);
4. No lease has been concluded and no contract effected regulating the operation of the TFASA flight school at the aerodrome since 2010.
Earlier today EWN quoted Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi on leases: “Years of poor management provided fertile terrain for fraud and corruption.”
I submit that your February 29 statement is confutable and I advise that you initiate oversight mechanisms forthwith in an attempt to avoid inevitable fateful fraud and corruption in the wake of disastrous management practices by deployed ANC cadres.
The letter was copied to a host of DA and ANC functionarirs.
Not even a confirmation of receipt…
OO wonders what Helen Zille will be saying if in fact she does make an appearance in Oudtshoorn any time soon – what she will be saying about the DA’s contempt for Oudtshoorn.
OO is so looking forward to this promised Helen and Theuns Show!
And the support act: The vower from Dorp Street.
Ons gaan weer dood beloof word!