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Drewan Baird. Oudtshoorn. 27 June 2013. 05h00. O, well, at least I had some lighter moments on Wednesday with this pathetic threat by Chris MacPherson.
Some sms harlequinade:
Me, at 07h43:
Mnr MacPherson, ek lewe in absolute vrees sedert jou dreigement gistermiddag. Ek moes kalmeertablette neem. Asb moet my nie moer nie!
A reader, at 08h39:
… ek het lanklaas so lekker gelag! Dink ek het nou eers kalmeerpille nodig om die voortdurende lag te STOP!
A reader, at 08h54:
Ag nee foei, laat los die arme drommel. Hy weet sweerlik al klaar nie waar om sy kop in te steek nie. Ten minste, ek HOOP so!!
Me, at 09h36:
Mnr MacPherson, my vrou gebruik tans ons klein grys Fordjie. Moet haar nie voorkeer en slaan nie, dis NIE ek in die kar nie. Dankie meneer.
A reader, at 10h09:
Poor MacPherson. Perhaps he should just retire. As long as he is around no DA candidate gets my vote.
A reader, at 10h11:
Threatening violence? Just how dumb are councillors in Oudtshoorn?
Theuns Botha, at 10h13:
Ek stel regtig nie belang in jou kinderagtige boodskappies nie. Stuur jou kindertuin kak vir iemand anders.
(What!? YOU Theuns!? Given the personal violence stories you’ve told ME over drinks!? Ye gods…)
Me, to Theuns, at 10h14:
Sort jou patetiese raadslede eerder uit as om my lastig te val.
Theuns, at 10h16:
Delete my net van jou sistermpie af asb.
Me, at 10h18:
Vergeet dit, jy’s te belangrik!
People who threaten violence are usually from the lower end of the gene pool.
Except people like MacPherson, of course, and Theuns: they represent the virginal DA, and act rationally and correctly at all times, and in the very best interests of the people.
Is just, well, I’ve never been able to work with people who want to donir other people.
It’s, uh, pathetic.
People who threaten personal violence are usually, not always, of course, and very probably excluding DA politicians, not particularly bright.
And considering the execution and management of the “Oudtshoorn take-over”, with the DA councillors and their leadership advisors “intelligence” is not a word that comes to mind.
Have Oudtshoorn governed by such!?
Drewan Baird. Oudtshoorn. 26 June 2013. 05h45. The man all Oudtshoorn DA councilors look to for support and political strategy and initial legal direction, Chris MacPherson, yesterday accosted me at the entrance to the municipal wing where the Mayor’s media conference was held:
“Ek sal jou dood donir. Ek sal jou kry waar jy ook al is en al die kak uit jou slaan. Ek sal jou moer.”
Spoken like a true Broeder from the Apartheid Era. I don’t know whether the lad was a “Broeder” as in “Broederbonder”, but he was in the personal service of the then Transvaalse Leier van die Nasionale Party.
A kragdadige chap.
Omies met bolkeile. Ek voel vir hulle soos ek voel vir omies met T-hemde met ander mense se gesigte daarop.
And MacPherson is to be feared, mind; I’ve known a few such men. Threats from Apartheid Suid Afrikaanse Weermag trained characters are not to be taken lightly.
MacPherson threatened that he would assault me if even he finds me in the street somewhere.
He added that he would find me where I may be and “donir” me.
I admit that I am pretty fearful.
MacPherson claims to be a man of his word and he did poke me in the chest while delivering his threats. Who am I to doubt his resolve!?
MacPherson is upset because I called him a “political whore” in some script.
Well, I wanted to know from the aggrieved councilor… Of how many political parties had he been a member?
I’ll tell you: National Party; New National Party; Democratic Alliance; ANC; Cope; Democratic Alliance.
A political whore.
Nothing wrong with being a whore of some kind, I don’t think. We all have to make a living.
The event took an even more sinister turn when the people I was talking to at the time of the unexpected outburst simply walked off without even a word to MacPherson: Johann Koegelenberg; Pierre Nel; and Johan Fourie.
MacPherson’s oaths and threats were heard by all the DA members congregated at the door and its immediate environment and not a single one of them even approached MacPherson to intervene during the assault.
Intelligent people usually do not threaten violence.
And I have had, to date, no reason to challenge MacPherson’s savvy. I am even amused by an ability to change one’s allegiance some six times in some 12 years!
There will be consequences for MacPherson, to be sure.
No fewer than four attorneys advised me, unsolicited and independently, to file criminal charges against MacPherson.
At this time all I can say is that characters such as MacPherson should not represent people.
The man is clearly out of control.
Reports to the effect that he encouraged the approval of the budget during workshops is rife. Yet he challenged the approval quite ferociously in Council. He even claimed, and apparently continues at this time to claim that Oudtshoorn has no organogram or asset register. It is an offence punishable by imprisonment for a councilor to present false information to Council in order to influence a Council decision.
Something is clearly amiss in the DA in Oudtshoorn.
The ludicrous “take-over” of May 31 and the laughable consequences to date is something I personally feel ashamed of. Especially as I indicated to Koegelenberg, at the very moment DA Caucus Leader Wessie van der Westhuizen attempted the first inappropriate motion of no confidence on that embarrassing day, that this would not work; that an alternative strategy was called for.
Something is seriously wrong here.
Koegies? Johan? Pierre? Julia?
I can still believe what I observe given the weakness of your Oudtshoorn Caucus… and the quality of the “new recruits”; but Koegies, Johan, Pierre, Julia!?
Ag nee man.
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