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Drewan Baird. Oudtshoorn. 5 April 2013. 07h30. About my reporting of Theuns Botha’s injuction against O!O and JEF…
On the late afternoon of April 3, I received this email from the office of the DA’s National Spokesperson:
My name is Dawie Scholtz. I work for the DA’s National Spokesperson, Mmusi Maimane.
I have been copied in an e-mail you sent Dr Wilmot James regarding your unhappiness with Theuns Botha. I am not involved in the Southern Cape in any way, and therefore do not have any information on the matter.
I would like to follow up on this matter. Is there any way you could perhaps forward me the e-mail you sent to Mmusi Maimane initially? I’d just like to track the timeline on this matter and perhaps provide you with some constructive feedback if possible.
Interesting, I thought, and replied:
I am not “unhappy with Theuns Botha”.
I simply wish to determine whether Botha’s injunction against me and my publication is 1) in consequence of a DA decision; and 2) in line with DA policy. Period.
Click here for the letter to Mr. Maimane;
Click here for the O!O story on the injunction;
Click here for the letter to Dr James.
Thank you for “perhaps providing me with some constructive feedback if possible”. It shall certainly be a welcome change in dealing with DA functionaries!
A sprightly and enthusiastic correspondent, Scholtz replied:
Hahahahaha! Sorry, I can’t help but laugh. I don’t think I’ve ever been called a functionary before. I shall see what I can do.
As I said before I have no information about this situation, so let me find out what happened, and get a formal response for you.
I could not help myself:
I have many words that will make you laugh, such as “DA consistency”…
An associatecommented: “Any bets on how long this boy lasts?? Die Here help Dawie want hy’s in die leeukuil en is onbewus.”
I have not heard from Dawie since.
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