A remarkable solecism exposes the caucus
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Drewan Baird. Oudtshoorn. 25 January 2014. 06h10. At the December Madiba events they were absent. But for Raymond Wildschut and Peter Roberts.
They attend not municipal functions, committee meetings, or the like.
They have perfected “the art of not being seen”, introduced many years ago by messrs Monty Python.
Yet, on Wednesday night, there they were – the pale ones; the white ones, at the KKNK function: Chris MacPherson; Pierre Nel; Julia le Roux Krowitz; Diane de Jager; Johan Fourie.
Free snacks and drinks.
No Executive Mayor designate by coup Ben van Wyk; no Eden Executive Mayor Wessie… only half the caucus. The white half. But even had they all been there!
Remarkable: Two black DA councillors (out of a total of 13 councillors) attend the Madiba event; 5 white DA councillors attend the KKNK event.
It says something about the “unity” of the caucus; it screams something about the DA’s priorities. And, especially, about attitude.
I wrote Helen Zille: “You need a PR Deus Ex Machina, Helen!
“O, and some vanilla common sense, all else continually failing.
“Hee’ll, I’ll give you a special rate: 133% of my normal fee.”
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