Big problems loom for Bitou and mayor Memory
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Oudtshoorn. 1 October 2012. 15h20. The Bitou council appointed Allen Paulse MM earlier today, with the ANC abstaining.
Mayor Memory Booysen told the council that “certain forces” wanted to prevent the appointment.
The appeal of the ousted MM, Lonwabo Ngoqo, is to be finalised within the next fortnight and if successful Bitou will have a pretty problem!
Ngoqo yesterday served notice on the mayor not to proceed with Paulse’s appointment.
To complicate matters further, Booysen earlier scuttled the appointment of Grant Easton and should Paulse be offered a package in excess of R835,000, Easton might have summat to say in the matter and sue the council.
As will Ngoqo, Sue the council, that is, if his appeal it upheld by Salga.
OO has learned that the Paulse offer will be at least equal to that of Ngoqo’s package – R900,000. Booysen is due to sign off on the Paulse appointment this afternoon.
A learned friend suggested moments ago that Easton can virtually copy and paste Paulse’s High Court application to have the Oudtshoorn appointment of Thandekile Mnyimba set aside, to serve his own relief!
And, OO wonders, will the Western Cape minister of local government also join Easton’s application against Paulse’s appointment!?
Paulse was appointed by the Oudtshoorn council as MM on 26 July, but the pathetic pseudo politicking of mayor April and his mayco and their advisors have to date prevented the implementation of the decision.
Oudtshoorn has an illicit MM; Bitou has as many as a possible three! The political gods – a veritable clone of the Monty Python troupe!