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Drewan Baird. Oudtshoorn. 20 July 2013. 09h30. Since June 6, 2012 there have been 46 duly minuted meetings of the DA/Cope caucus. Councillor Wessie van der Westhuizen attended 14 – fewer than a third.
Van der Westhuizen tended 5 verbal apologies and no written ones.
So unreliable is Van der Westhuizen that the Caucus Chairperson wrote the Federal Chairperson, James Selfe, on April 20, that Van der Westhuizen is not even allocated to a committee.
Wessie owes the caucus money.
The caucus chairperson wrote Selfe: “We had all agreed to make an extra contribution to finance our DA offices and support staff. (Van der Westhuizen) is in arrears with this which places an extra burden on the rest of us. It also caused an embarrassment when (Van der Westhuizen) did not pay his fees for our Regional General Meeting and it had to be paid by the Chairman of the Constituency.”
Van der Westhuizen, on April 20, remained the only caucus member not endorsing the “new caucus rules” and he had not attended the DA’s PDMS workshop.
Van der Westhuizen, so the caucus chairperson wails to Selfe, was assigned “guardian councillor” to one of the Dysselsdorp wards, but he did nothing – to the extend that the branch requested his replacement.
The appeal to Selfe continues: “Some of the councillors have lodged complaints against Mr van der Westhuizen because he made promises to build crechés etc in their wards which did not happen and their own credibility is now at stake.”
Note that the complaints are dated 20 April, only some 4 weeks before Van der Westhuizen led the pathetic failed revolt in council to unseat the elected government with the help of five rogue ANC councillors.
It is incomprehensible that Pierre Nel and Ben van Wyk had been suspended – and rightly so – while Van der Westhuizen continue to roost.
The KPMG Report simply showing Van der Westhuizen up as a bad manager. The ENS Report finding that Van der Westhuizen committed fraud, forgery and uttering. The Netstar data confirming outraggeous misuse of the mayoral vehicle. The George file scandal which saw bags of council files removed by the Executive mayor of the Eden District and his wife and son. The offers to five poor unsuspecting, unsofisticated ANC councillors, prevented by an O!O report. The local history. Wessie, Wessie, Wessie… DA, DA, DA…
No manner of spin can explain the DA’s current caucus:
Ben van Wyk, the pseudo wannabee mayor; and Pierre Nel, former speaker, suspended.
Wessie van der Westhuizen… Well, enough said already.
Chris MacPherson: Apart from being being a political whore (NP-NNP-DA-ANC-Cope-DA), and a ruffian, brute and assaulter, as I experienced first hand and in the presence of most all Oudtshoorn DA councillors; he lied to council about the asset register, organogram, and external audit committee – a crime carrying a 15 year jail sentence if the perpetrator is found guilty. (Is not the new DA “King” also looking at 15 years?)
Julia le Roux who argued against the IDP because of inconsistent fonts, pagination problems and erroneous addresses.
Diane de Jager who prevailed over arguably the worst government Oudtshoorn has ever seen.
Each and every other member, as well as the lot mentioned above, implicated in the Constitutional Court Settlement con.
Ye gods and faeries… This lot should run Oudtshoorn!?
Well, if you think so.
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