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Drewan Baird. Oudtshoorn. 6 July 2013. 17h05. Given the ease and sang froid with which Johan Brummer was booted out of the DA, after delivering Bitou in the 2011 elections, I wrote Helen Zille about the odds on the DA caucus still being members by close of Business Monday:

Dear Helen

Given the efficacy of the membership termination of Johann Brummer for allegedly owing the DA a couple of hundred, what are the odds of the Oudtshoorn caucus being DA members at close of business Monday?

Is conspiring to relieve ratepayers of a couple of million (the “CCSA Deed of Settlement” in Nel v. Oudtshoorn refers) more venial than owing the DA?

The Premier replied: “Johan Brummer received ‘due process’ in the DA. So will everyone else.

Well, The DA is going to have its work cut out – several of the Oudtshoorn Caucus members have privately intimated that they were NOT party to the forceless “Settlement”.

The man who signed “for Oudtshoorn”, the rogue “Mayor” Ben van Wyk, is the DA’s candidate in ward 6 for the August 7 by-elections.

Does Zille condone Van Wyk’s candidacy, I wanted to know too.

I had received no reply.

Odds on who will be the fall guy(s)?

The virginal DA seems violated.

But really, this May 31 “take-over” and the subsequent derailing of the budget and the fraudulent R4.5m “Settlement” speak to stupidity and not bad management.

Have this lot in charge of Oudtshoorn!?

Not on your life.

Problem is, the DA will very likely win at least the one ward the party needs to govern Oudtshoorn.

And the reason for this prediction is that the ANC is not at all interested in winning the by-elections.

More later.

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5 thoughts on “The DA ducks and dives

  1. Ek begryp nie waaroor daar heeltyd n polemiek ontstaan oor leiers van die DA, ANC ens nie. Die feit is toe die DA hier aan bewind was is daar niks gedoen aan die middernagtelike jaers nie. Die dwelm en straatkindprobleem is nie aangespreek nie. Die padgatprobleme is nie opgelos nie ens. Daar het selfs niks van Mev Zille se beloftes gekom naamlik om korrupte onbevoegde munisipale bestuurders en amptenare te vervang nie. Met die oorname deur die ANC en onder bestuur van n minder geletterde burgurmeester het nie beter gegaan nie maar sekerlik ook nie slegter nie. Watter waarborg is daar dat die pap amptenare wat toe deel was van die DA en vandag nog deel van die party is enige bydrae tot die groei van die dorp kan lewer. Getrou aan die DA se beleid om pap leiers aan te stel het die party nou ook onderwys in die streek benadeel deur die benoemings van onbevoegde, onervare amptenare wat geen rol kan speel ter verbetering van onderwys nie. As enige inwoner van Oudtshoorn glo die DA kan nog n verskik maak leef hulle in n droomwereld. Die party het die einde van sy rakleeftyd bereik. Kyk net na die volgende feite: die nagjaery is nou erger as ooit en alhoewel daar belowe is om na die probleem te kyk is daar niks daaraan gedoen nie. Ek kan dit goed begryp aangesien die nagjaers invloedryke ouers het. Die dwelprobleem is nou erger as ooit en gevaarlike dwelms soos kokaine kan nou in al die nagklubs, selfs die wat aan n lid van die polisie behoort, verkry word. Oudtshoorn is ook seker die enigste dorp met n nagklub wat soms tot 4h30 die oggend oop is terwyl die nuwe drankwet dit verbied. Die straatkindprobleem ruk nou heeltemal hand uit en die polisie weier om dit aan te spreek . Die ongevoelige “scavengers” wat volwassenes nou al beledig aanval en selfs op die gruwelikste wyse vloek val selfs al motoriste wat hulke inkopies doen aan.

    Nou vra ek myself die vraag. Hoe kan n party soos die DA n dorp, provinsie of land bestuur as hulle nie eers daarin kon slaag op basiese sakies aan te spreek nie. Die DA met sy pap oorgewig leiers sal my en menigte denkende burgers se stem nie kry nie

  2. I TRUST HELEN WILL START FROM THE TOP AS THE ROT HAS BEEN QUITE EVIDENT FOR YEARS….
    1. First to appear on the red carpet is Theunsie
    2. Second to appear is Bredell
    3 More provincial DA ‘dignatories’ to appear
    4 Now the Oudshoorn DA cllr connivers !

    Clean administration ????
    The public waiting and watching Helen !!!!

    The day of the INDEPENDENTS are close – how long must the public suffer these injustices ???

  3. Helen and her DA protect those who govern, not those who are governed. Maby she will come and dance in a few of our townships to demonstrate her Africaness but for the rest, sweep it under the carpet.

  4. Nou wat meen jy is die korrekte optrede wat die DA nou moet volg Les? Jy’s mos ‘n slim man met baie wysheid.

  5. Ai, tog
    Waar daar mense is
    is daar probleme..
    Waar daar mense is
    is daar crime…
    Aldus MyronRabinowits
    my vriend in George.

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