Mayco goes to Court over Council decision!

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Oudtshoorn. 3 August 2012. 06h20. OO could find no trace of the intended ex parte application to interdict the Council decision not to appeal the Paulse verdict.

OO even approached the friendly typists of the High Court typing pool and they were kind enough to contact the clerks of the justices who heard urgent matters yesterday… No trace of such application could be found.

An attorney who acts regularly for the Council, Clyde Avontuur, also denied knowledge of such application.

This leaves the question: what next? How is the impasse that keeps Thandekile Mnyimba in the MM office to be broken?

Oudtshoorn. 1 August 2012. 14h00. The Mayco, with the ANC Regional Sectretary Putco Mapitiza attending, this morning decided to bring an urgent ex parte application before the High Court in Cape Town tomorrow to inderdict the Council decision not to appeal the Paulse verdict.

Mayor Gordon April will be in Cape Town tomorrow for the application.

OO has learned that the Western Cape Minister of Local Government, Anton Bredell, has been advised that he should intervene in Oudtshoorn as the Mayor is ignoring both a High Court verdict and a Council decision.

Bredell, apparently, regards the current impasse to be the result of a particular political alignment and is reluctant to act as he fears a reverse atunement may change the status quo yet again.

Trust Bredell to conjure up magnificent arguments not to act.

OO has also learned that the NPP was not informed of the Mayco decision to interdict the decision – a clear indication that the ANC no longer regard the NPP as a trustworthy alliance partner.

An unnamed lawyer familiar with events told OO that the Mayco has no reasonable expectation of being granted an Interdict, but that the Mayco had been advised to appeal an unfavourable ruling to gain time to keep Mnyimba in office.

Unnamed sources familiar with events told OO that Mnyimba’s continued presence is critical for cadre business growth and that the ANC can not afford to have Mnyimba replaced at this time.

In a development reminscent of the best ever of Monty Python, it was suggested that the NPP installs Johannes Stoffels, under threat of expulsion for insubordination, as a caretaker Mayor subsequent to a Motion of No Confidence accepted by Council with the help of the NPP Councillor and one or more abstaining ANC Councillors.

As Allen Paulse accepted an appointment as Acting Municipal Manager of Bitou on Monday night – confirmed by the Council this morning (OO informed Bredell’s office while the appointment was voted) it would appear as if the powers that be see no soon resolution of the current deadlock.

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17 thoughts on “Mayco goes to Court over Council decision!

  1. ……..how is the impasse that keeps Thandekile Mnyimba in the MM office to be broken?”

    Eviction at law or, as is the fashion in our “democracy” these days, forcible, physical eviction by mass action!

    PS – I already anticipate the voices of “democracy” and proponents of “civilization” and “civic order” crying foul to latter option, even as I write!

    However it is quite clear, given the national abuse of power the ANC and their local “uitlander, non-resident alliance partners” dictate to the residents on a daily basis, our so-called administration anticipate nothing less in final judgement, condemnation and proof, that their unlawful behavior, elitism, arrogance and incompetence is not approved of, or for that matter what the community of Oudtshoorn want from our Council and our Town fathers?

  2. Conradie soek werkies en April se torinkie tuimel
    Tyd dat die opposisie in die Raad weer n briefie skryf en OPTREE want niemand het Bredell gaan wakker gemaak nie.

    Is Patel al land uit ? Kan iemand lig hierop werp ?

  3. Waars die interdik April? Die tyd raak min of het Norman Arendse geadviseur dat julle nie ” a hope in hell” het nie? Ek sien Ou Korabie of Konradie is ook hier op die dorp. Ek wonder vir wie hy optree?

  4. Waarom is die kroonprins van Verwardplein, Luwellyn Coetzee dan ook nie nie geskors nie? Dis mos onder sy heerskappy dat Greg Baartman gedoen het wat hulle beweer hy’t gedoen. Greg is mos ‘n klein vissie… of hoe? Die kroonprins was mos Acting MM in daai tyd gewees. Hier kom ‘n lelike ding aan. Baartman moet maar sy mond oopmaak en praat.

  5. Laat Gordon se kop rol !!!! Laat die slagordes opgestel word. As hy waai moet sy tenderpreneur “Manager” die Songezo – clone Forplay ook sy tasse pak.

  6. @Diamond. Is Lionel, Steven en Herold nie die bestuur van vakbond (Imatu) nie? Dalk hoekom hulle wil ontslae raak van die 3. Wie is Mies Amy? Daai wanebe PA’tjie van die MM?

  7. I can already hear Gordon telling the court “The King can do no wrong”, in following the footsteps of that other mad man Oupa Gqozo who said this in the Ciskei Supreme Court. Both mad men Gordon April and Oupa Gqozo.

  8. Ja nee, sommer lekker sports voorentoe! En wie gaan aan die einde met ‘n vet bankrekening huistoe? = Patel en sy sidekicks. Waar op dees aarde het jy al gehoor ‘n mayco kan ‘n raadsbesluit interdik? Patel en sy sidekicks behoort te weet dat die mayco nie ‘n komitee van die raad is nie en dat dit bloot ‘n komitee is wat die burgemeester moet asisteer soos bepaal deur artikel 60 van die Strukturewet 117 van 1998. Hier kom ‘n moerse kostebevel teen April en Patel! Daar is ook die aspek van konflik van belange. Patel kan nie een oomblik vir die Raad optree en die volgende oomblik teen die die Raad optree nie. Hy weet dit is onetiesmaar hy steur hom blykbaar nie daaraan nie.

  9. Wys jou wat gebeur as jou comrades begin om te veel van jou skelmsterke te weet dat hulle kaders moet word om jou eie agterent te probeer red! Ten alle koste of hulle nou die werk kan doen of nie – begin mos maar bo soos by Uniegebou ook!
    Werk net vir ‘n tydjie dan is daar iemand anders wat meer wil he en ook te veel weet, gaan nog lekker sports wees na voorentoe!

  10. Dit gons blykbaar in die gange van die Verwardplein dat Lionel Prins, Steven Olivier en Harold Lekay ook skorsings briewe gaan kry. Mies Amy word eers net aangestel as PA van die afgedankte MM dan word sy aangestel in die pos van Prins as hy afgedank is. Morena Douse is reeds op ge-line vir Lekay se pos. Dit is nou as ou Forplay sy sin kry. Pastoor Steven moet maar voltyds in die bediening ingaan.

  11. Interdict – Pick the one that fits?

    1. Prohibitory Interdict – “an order of court stopping a person from a particular wrongful act”.

    2. Mandatory Interdict – “an order directing a person to do something he is in law obliged to do”

    Pray what was “wrongful” and or “unlawful” in the Council’s majority voting process, which by the way the ANC so readily defend and abuse for their own purpose on any other day!

  12. Wanneer gaan die klein klits van Dysselsdorp luister. Maar nou ja dit gebeur nou as jy vir Forplay en Morena Douse in jou office he as advisors. Die einste Morena het blykbaar die mag om mense uit die gebou te belet. Wonder hoe ver het Mies Amy met haar toordokters gekom? Verstaan die toordokters het toe haar aanstelling laat teken.

  13. Is dit nie tyd dat iemand n interdik verkry teen die interdik v/d Klong en Grootste Verleentheid van ODN om hom te verplig om gehoor te gee aan n Hoggeregshof beslissing en die uitslag van n amptelike Raadsvergadering.Plaas sommer vir Mnyimba, Stoffels en Patel as mede verweerders

  14. En dis waarvoor ons maandeliks belasting moet betaal, terwyl dringend noodsaaklikhede maar agterwee moet bly. En die belasting word net meer en meer sodat daar meer is om te mors. Nee waaragtig so kan dit nie aangaan nie. Iets sal drasties indien nie gouer gedoen moet word nie.

  15. On what bloody charges and “complaints” does april and his masters hope to overturn a democratic and legally constituted Council vote and majority decision taken on a local matter of Municipal Administration?

    Boo- Hoo! I don’t like the way the vote went!

    The man is a fool and a spendthrift – keep a tab – he and Putco will pay for this largess, and traveling, hotels “Blue” etc and must also be docked earnings for the days he squanders in Cape Town in neglect of his “tjob” here in Town, (as if he serves us ratepayers at all) while he supports the Party”!

  16. en wie betaal vir die onnosele besluit, hofonkoste, reis en verblyf?

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