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Oudtshoorn. 16 October 2012. 10h10. Billed as a “DA public meeting on political and municipal issues”, the DA last night attracted some 100-odd people in the Pisang Hall to listen to constituency head Donald Grant and mayor Memory Booysen.
The Ward 2 candidate for December 5, Wayne Craig, was absent… taking part, apparently in the Otter Marathon.
OO wonders if the candidate might take the trouble to be present on December 5, during the day, when the residents of Ward 2 vote.
Let us also hope that no personal events of Mr Craig are ever scheduled to clash with council commitments – we now know where his loyalties lie.
Proceedings started with Constituency chair Liz Mundell apologising for the absence of the DA’s by-election candidate and announcing that Johann Brummer was removed because he owed the DA R5,000 and was a trouble-maker in any event.
It’s called, not a Freudian Slip, Liz; it’s called a Freudian F… oul up!
Mundell also blatantly lied to the audience when in reply to a question about Brummer’s termination, she said that he would have been fired anyway because of disciplinary action against him.
We all who read OO know by now that its was the DA IT system that fired Brummer! No lesser personage than the DA fedex boss, James Selfe, told the High Court so! No human intervention was present in the process; only the ghost in the machine was responsible for Brummer’s termination!
Sis, lying Liz!
Later Mundell justified Sumeia Ndayi’s appointment in Brummer’s place by calling the new councillor someone who held high position, or words to that effect – apparently in the backpackers’ of the deceased Charles Dreyer. Really, Liz. Ye gods and faeries.
Donald Grant made a speech.
Then Mayor Memory Booysen took to the podium.
Booysen announced that council needs to borrow more money.
And then Booysen attemted to explain why he did not appoint Grant Easton MM way back in July.
I wrote Booysen after the meeting:
You told tonight’s DA meeting in the Piesang Hall that you decided not to appoint Grant Easton MM as he was a mere CFO and that you preferred rather to appoint Allen Paulse, who had more experience.
Paulse was not even in the equation at the time you failed to execute an instruction from your caucus to appoint Easton at R1.012m!
You also told the meeting that Paulse earns R1m. You refused Easton’s counter offer of R1m when you offered him only R880k.
Can you explain the discrepancies please, Memory?
Come now, my good man… At least try, there’s a good chap!
A poorly attended meeting. Aplogies. Speeches. Borrowing. Lies. A DA meeting on the way to December 5, to be sure.