The DA threatens violence – again
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Drewan Baird. Oudtshoorn. 5 April 2014. 07h50. It was said on Wednesday, in a closed meeting where local DA functionaries presented their national DA leader to a white business chamber delegation in the hope that Oudtshoorn organised business may continue its hitherto clear support for the party.
I publish this today, three days later only, because I wanted to verify my information beyond any velleity of doubt. It took me these three days to gain confirmation from four individuals of excellent standing in Oudtshoorn… and a fifth confirmation by yet another disillusioned senior local DA member who identified the incident I am about to report as “the last straw”.
DA national leader, and Western Cape premier, Helen Zille, told the Oudtshoorn Business Chamber delegation that demonstration and revolt will assist in unseating the current Oudtshoorn government.
Why, in the name of everything ever worshiped since the first sentient being first witnessed lightning, would there be a need to “unseat” Oudtshoorn’s democratically elected government!?
How dares, by the pantheons and every species imagined in the Star Wars fable, the premier of a province suggest the overthrow of a third tier government!?
Zille’s pathetic judgement – as manifestly substantiated in the Ramwhatisname Mamwhatsimacallit fiasco and her notorious weakness for yes-men and her infallible hypersensitivity for criticism – is now affirmed.
But this is the DA for you: Bo blink, onder stink… The embarrassing failed May 31 coup d’etat was plotted and planned and conspired by the DA MEC for local government and the one for health, also respectively the DA’s Western Cape secretary and deputy leader – in conjunction with Zille’s legal advisor!
“Clean Government”; “Zero Tollerance”; “Anti Corruption”… Ag asseblief tog, die mense is nie almal idiote nie, Helen!
This is, of course, not the first time that Zille calls for public disturbance. On September 12 last year, her legal advisor, Koos Cilliers, made somewhat disturbing and emetic utterances to the selfsame Oudtshoorn Business Chamber when he addressed business leaders at the insistence of local DA soi-disant “strongman” and party “brains”, Chris MacPherson, stating that civil protest, including marches on the municipality, would assist in securing DA control of the Council. Cilliers made his call after he failed to secure confidentiality of the statement.
Some days later, on September 23, cadres chained several municipal buildings and threatened municipal directors, managers and staffers. Several DA councillors and members and known supporters were identified in the throngs.
Zille never repudiated Cilliers.
And we all know by now that the DA in Oudtshoorn can turn violent in a moment: Chris MacPherson threatening to “donir die kak” out of me; Wessie van der Westhuizen threatening to burn down a female municipal law enforcer’s home; Ben van Wyk carelessly bearing down on me in his battered bakkie; Raymond Wildschut attacking one Bradley Booysen over a dispute about money.
Zille’s outrageous call to disorder was followed by yet another cockup by that politically putz, Jac Bekker, when the poor sod, in some pathetic attempt to appear relevant and “kragdadig” muttered that the local DA’s already wanted to burn down the municipal buildings!
Can you bloody believe this!?
I can. I can easily believe it. And I don’t need to “believe” it; I know it! Bekker said it. Period.
Zille never repudiated Bekker.
Explain yourself, Helen Zille.
It’s time to go, Helen. You’ve lost it. I, for one, have lost all respect for you. You are nothing but meretricious excuse for a leader.
Never more apt were the words of Oliver Cromwell, in dissolving the Protectoral Parliament in September 1643, of the DA leadership: “Weeds and nettles, briars and thorns, have thriven under your shadow, dissettlement and division, discontentment and dissatisfaction, together with real dangers to the whole.”
And I cry with Cromwell, as he cried before the Rump Parliament in April 1653, about the DA: “You have been sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!“
Said Constable Dogberry, “Marry, sir, they have committed false report; moreover they have spoken untruths; secondarily, they are slanders; sixth and lastly, they have belied a lady; thirdly, they have verified unjust things; and, to conclude, they are lying knaves.” (Much ado about Nothing, V.i.204-8)
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