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Drewan Baird. Oudtshoorn. 15 July 2013. 05h35. Since fraudulently attempting to “take over” the Oudtshoorn Council, the 11 DA councillors and their Cope sidekick have lied, connived, and chickened out of their own disgusting doing.
Them in charge of Oudtshoorn!?
The downright stupidity of the DA’s failed attempt to gain control of the council on May 31 can only be indicative of the party’s abject lack of strategic thinking.
The despicable “settlement” in the Pierre Nel v. Oudtshoorn case shows a side of the (local) DA that is quite terrifying – DA members will serve their own interests while claiming to act for the benefit of ratepayers. This amounts to duping ratepayers while lying about it.
And then, when caught out, they deny the deception!
Let’s do the sums.
Following the DA line, for the sake of argument, the DA needed 11 votes for a “majority vote” as the “Deed of Settlement” claims.
This meretricious calculation is based on willful case law interpretation and a depleted number (20) of total councillors at the time.
The DA and Cope could muster 12 votes at the date of the “Resolution” underpinning the “Deed of Settlement”.
Yet surely Nel could not have voted as he stood to benefit directly from the decision.
Therefore all the remaining 11 had to support the “decision to settle” or there would not even have been an opportunity to attempt the ridiculous “Deed”.
This “Deed of Settlement” of June 25 is every bit as stupid as the risible “take-over” of May 31.
But ALL of ‘em had to be in on it! All 11, with the 12th, Nel, concurring.
Yet at present, with DA Leader Helen Zille foaming at the blatant chicanery, most all of the 11 deny participation!
Stupid, deceiving chickens!
Ag nee sies man, dis om van te kots!
It is abundently clear that the DA councillors are now privately pointing fingers at Nic Barrow, but are too damn scared of Barrow to openly do so.
Ye gods and faeries, and the Phlog of the forest moon of Endor.
And this lot is fighting three by-elections for control of Oudtshoorn.
Ye pantheons and all sympathetic mythological beings of comfort, help us!
By now everyone with sufficient brain function to control basic bodily functions realise that the DA’s failed drive for power in the Council on May 31 has little to do with service delivery and is all about worming out of a R4.5m legal bill. And they executed the “take-over” like the fools they are.
When the coup backfired and dumped tons of egg on all DA faces, the DA launched an equally futile Plan B: They moved to prevent Council from approving the budget before the cut-off date of 30 June.
On 27 March Council unanimously approved the Draft Budget, but when Council, after the DA’s May 31 debacle, convened to have the final budget approved, the DA conjured all manner of opposition to the budget they approved nearly 3 months earlier.
The DA’s Chris MacPherson blatantly lied to Council in motivating the DA’s refusal to approve the budget:
Lie number 1: Council does not have an audited Asset Register.
Lie number 2: Council does not have an Organogram.
Lie number 3: Council does not have an External Audit Committee.
This after MacPherson, by various eye witnesses, praised the presentation of the budget in workshops and indicated that the DA would support it.
When Plan B spectacularly failed with MEC Anton Bredell about to have the provincial cabinet approve the March 27 draft budget, the DA conjured a “Constitutional Court Deed of Settlement” to avoid the R4.5m legal bill.
When caught out, the DA councillors denied participation in the “Settlement”.
Such is the Oudtshoorn DA Caucus: Wessie van der Westhuizen; Chris MacPherson; Ben van Wyk; Pierre Nel… the gods help us.
The DA running Oudtshoorn!?
At your peril.
At our peril.
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