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Drewan Baird. Oudtshoorn. 17 May 2013. 06h30. The final five candidates for municipal manager will be tested, evaluated and interviewed today.
By Oudtshoorn’s Brains Trust.
Ye gods and faeries and all talking animals of mythology and children’s tales, eggs excluded!
The shortlist of 5 was adjusted after Dr Edward Rankwana, a UFS PhD and current George director, withdrew from the initial list after the death of CFO Deon Lott.
Here is a concise note on each candidate.
Jafta Booysen, is the current MM of Beaufort West. The DA caucus have little confidence in him, especially because of apparent illegal appointments.
Francois Human, is the current Oudtshoorn Director Corporate Services.
The Kannaland Dekker Report of May 26, 2004; and subsequent disciplinary hearing found:
1. That Human shut his eyes to continuing malpractice;
2. That disciplinary action against Human was recommended for non-compliance with statutory obligations;
3. That Human (and several senior managers repoprting to Human) were to be suspended… pending the finalisation of the proposed disciplinary hearings;
4. That Human was held accountable for the alienation of municipal land.
On July 23 2004, Human, and two senior managers reporting to Human – Deputy Municipal Manager Reggie Timmie and Treasurer Hennie Nel – were in fact suspended, and Human later “encouraged” to depart, by the then Local Government and Housing MEC, Marius Fransman, after they allegedly mismanaged municipal funds.
The subsequent displinary hearing cost Kannaland R37,834.15.
Yet, O!O has heard mostly positive reports of Human’s tenure in Oudtshoorn.
What should count most against Human is the fact that he is a political appointment of Icosa – the party headed by that convicted child rapist Jeffrey Donson. Human is, in some mabacre way, a fruit of a political forbidden tree.
But before O!O comes down too heavily on Francois, why should he denounce his political (unofficial) boss if the likes of jesse Duarte and Marius Fransman and all the local ANC councillors support Donson’s continued darkening presence!?
And before DA leaders and councillors rush to endorse O!O’s diatribe, what about their continued support for the spousal abuser Mayor Memory Booysen of Bitou!?
Monde Stratu, by all accounts the current frontrunner hails from Knysna and holds a B.Proc from the University of Pretoria. He is the current head of community services of Bitou in Plett where he was charged with financial misconduct; mismanaging the Robberg Waste Disposal Facility; employment contract irregularities; and breaching the Code of Good Conduct for Municipal Staff Members in recommending budget adjustments which apparently led to finacial loss.
Khayalethu Mrali, is shrouded in complete mystery. Like Basil Fawlty’s man-servant Manuel, I know n-o-o-t-h-i-n-g. Someone? Anyone? And does the dearth of data adumbrate disaster, or… duh.
Mziwandile Tantsi, is a former mayor of Cradock, and MM of Queenstown.
Oy vay, mine longsuffering readers, it is with regret that I remind you that the last appointment made by our “dear leaders” was Thandekile Mnyimba…
Oy, a Yiddishe expression, is not so much a word as a vocabulary – it is an expletive; an ejaculation; a threnody; a monologue.
Rosten lists 29(!) uses of which I close with the last: “O-O-O-o-o-oy”, meaning at-the-end-of-one’s-wittedness, or I-can’t-stand-any-more…
1970. Rosten, Leo.The Joys of Yiddish. Pocket Books. New York. 277-279.
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