The DA gets all grotty

Oooo James… You’re such a cunning linguist*

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Oudtshoorn. 10 September 2012. 17h00. James Selfe’s answering affidavit to Johann Brummer’s High Court application for membership reinstatement is devastating: The DA did no such thing as to terminate Brummer’s membership; the termination was an automated function of infallible DA processes.

It was the computer, don’t you know, what?

Brummer’s membership came to an automatic end, arising from the DA’s constitution, which proves (at clause 3.5.1.9) that:

“A member ceases to be a member of the Party when he or she … is in default with the payment of any compulsory public representative contribution for a period of 2 (two) months after having been notified in writing that he or she is in arrears and fails to make satisfactory arrangements for payment of the arrears. For this purpose ‘in writing’ means a letter of demand setting out the amount owing and the date by which it must be paid.”

Brummer was outstanding at July 31, 2012, and therefore his membership is terminated. Point.

And that, my longsuffering readers, is that!

The affidavit states, at paragraphs indicated:

113.The upshot is that the candidate fees were short-paid by either R702.73 or R2 465.73. The Applicant admits that at this date he owed at least R82.01 (at paragraph 30.14). This admission is fatal to his case.

114.Amounts paid after 31 July 2012 cannot be taken into account. By that stage the Applicant’s membership of the party had ceased.

142.On his own analysis he still owed the party part of his candidate fees on 31 July 2012. That is, with respect, the end of the matter.

OO has had several discussions with a senior DA functionary in this matter, and have notes from a telephone conversation at 19h46 on August 21, referring to “recent telephone conversations” where it was emphatically stated that a DA Councillor remains a Councillor until disciplinary processes have been exhausted.

This same functionary, whose identity OO has revealed to Brummer’s legal team, unequivocally confirmed to OO that –

1. No summary action results from “Cessation of Membership” notices;

2. The member has the right to approach the Court for relief;

3. In no case (“in geen gevalle”) has a member been terminated when amounts due were eventually paid;

4. An independent disciplinary hearing without personal agendas (“geen persoonlike agendas”) will result.

The issue is money. The DA states that Brummer “owed at least R82.01” on July 31… and therefore his membership is terminated.

Ag, purleaze!

The DA wants Brummer removed.

This much is evident from paragraph 80: “The notice of 13 August 2012 records that if his membership had not automatically terminated, he would face disciplinary charges.”

The last word in this matter has not been spoken.

O, by the way: The DA actually paid up in the Nel v. Oudtshoorn Municipality matter. This afternoon. At 13h14:05. After promise upon promise upon promise… You’re somewhat late, James Selfe, summat awfully late, my good man, but no worries mate, you won’t be terminated! Some of us are all grown up here in the backwater.

Some of us.

Before anyone in the Oudtshoorn DA caucus or the constituency committee suffers nympholepsy (down boy, it simply means a frenzy of emotion; no intimate tincture…) I confirm that one of my two informants in the very breast of the DA, Daantjie Dinamiet and Karel Kat, who often comments, has informed me, at the very time of the transfer, of the deed.

No local leak, Hannes; Dianne; Jac. Simmer down. Leave the ataractic be. Take a few deep breaths.

There you go.

O, and James, one of my informants is someone you speak to virtually daily. Aren’t you glad I’m a responsible blogger and don’t write all I know?

* In Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), when James Bond is disturbed by the telephone while in bed with a Danish girl, he explains to Moneypenny that he is busy “brushing up on a little Danish”. Moneypenny responds in kind by pointing out that Bond was known as “a cunning linguist”…

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6 thoughts on “The DA gets all grotty

  1. Pragtig gestel Willempie en Pletty
    Kom ons kyk wat doen Selfe as hy die saak verloor. Gaan hy bedank ?
    Ek glo stellig hy gaan terugkrabbel en skik want die skade wat hy nou aan die DA ondersteuners rig is enorm !

  2. O, Great and Flawless One.

    I have read your vitriolic missive to the court. WOW! Age upon page of arrant nonsense nit picking. It must be amazing to have never made a mistake in one’s life. How fortunate you are. The rest of us that make up humanity below you (who voted to put you where you are, by the way.) are truly in awe. But will the Judge see you that way? Willempie is right. It is a straight up fight between what Brummer (and the DA) stands for and what you and your cronies stand for. Your vindictiveness is established. Your bad faith is established.

    After that display of unadulterated arrogance and abuse of power, I trust you will put your money where your arrogant mouth is and RESIGN if the Judge finds against you. That presupposes that you are honourable as only a Flawless One could be.

  3. Mense! Praat van arrogant! Gaan lees ‘n bietjie Mnr Selfe se eedsverklaring op Politicsweb. Dit is asemrowend.

    Kyk ‘n bietjie sy punt 67. Hy maak groot gebaar van “bitter battles between the DA and ANC” in die verlede. Nou vra ek jou met trane in my oe wie het daai battles gefaait en GEWEN. Net een man. Brummer. Nie die res van die DA ploeteraars in bitou nie.

    En dan die cherry op die koek. Hy se al manier wat daar smawerking met die ANC sal bewerkstellig kan word is deur klagtes teen die ANC se korrupte bestuurders te laat vaar. WORD WAKKER SELFE!!! Jou ANC burgemeester het dit reeds gedoen! Stratu is los. Matthys is los. En binnekort is Ngoqo ook los. Al persoon wat teen dit gestaan het was Brummer. Dit is een van die redes hoekom die DA en ANC in Bitou van hom wil ontsale raak en jy Mnr Selfe in jou arrogansie doen hulle en die ANC se vuilwerk vir hulle!!! MAAK OOP JOU OE. Dit wat jy se moet verhoed word het JY moontlik gemaak.

    Dit is heeltemal duidelik uit hierdie verklaring dat dit is soos Brummer beweer. Hy staan nie in ‘n stryd met die DA nie, hy staan in ‘n stryd met leierskap van die DA wat die pad byster geraak het en hulle magsposisies in die party misbruik. hoe se die Engelse? Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Mnr Selfe is ‘n pragtige voorbeeld van een wat sy mag na sy kop toe laat gaan het. SIES!!!!

    Alle DA raadslede, gaan lees ‘n bietjie sy verklaring laat julle kan sien wat Mnr Selfe, die magtigste man in die DA van julle dink. Gaan dink mooi daaroor en vra julle self af, behoort hy waar hy is in ‘n julle party? Kan julle sy voorbeeld volg?

  4. Die DA raak nou n groter sirkus as die ANC.Laat ek myself gou korrigeer – sommige DA lede raak nou groter narre as die ANC

  5. Selfe, jy raak nou self so pateties en maak jou en die DA se naam meer krater by die dag !
    Die ding gaan jul nie net lelik byt nie, maar kom stukkend byt en die gevolge sal daar wees om te bly, as n ewige bewys !

    So jou pappa was nooit laat met skoolfondse, klavierlesse of tennis klubfooie wat laat was, n apteek of klere rekening, tiende aan die kerk, suiker by die bure geleen en …ooops, eers twee weke later vervang ……en hierdeur deur die gemeenskao verfoei, geen kans gegun om dinge in ere te herstel , lidmaatskap summier beindig !! Aag spaar die antwoorde my ou klong, jy leef in n ander era, was seker nog nooit n mens op aarde nie, kop in die wolke, hoop om in die hiernamaals grond te vat, (hopelik nie in n warm plek nie).

    Die DA is Brummer nie waardig nie. Ek hoop en bid hy word nog jul akillies heel en dat die burgery hom n verhewe status as ONAFHANKLIKE gaan ondersteun en gee, nadat jul hom, met jul stert tussen die bene uitbetaal het, omdat die hof so se, (so n platinum hand shake sal doen) en net n grooot krater agterbly, nl die DA – n duur les vir alle sittende raadslede en toekomstige kiesers, wees gewaarsku, ne, ne !!

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