Zero tolerance for action

Again Bredell does what he does best – NOTHING

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Drewan Baird. Oudtshoorn. 16 April 2014. 05h40. DA MEC Anton Bredell failed yet again yesterday to act in the matter of DA Eden Mayor Wessie van der Westhuizen.

A source in Bredell’s office indicated around midday that Bredell was to remove Wessie… I laughed over the phone line, at the probability that the DA would remove a sitting coloured ex-ID mayor days before a general election .

On January 7, 2012 Eden MM Godfrey Louw appointed ENS Auditors to conduct a forensic audit in the district municipality. On April 10, 2013 the Eden council resolved, at a special council meeting, that a disciplinary hearing be held to hear possible charges of misconduct by Wessie. Wessie was eventually found guilty on four charges and the disciplinary committee recommended that Wessie be expelled as mayor and removed as councillor. Eden speaker Doris Naylor informed DA Western Cape leader Ivan Meyer, and Alan Winde and Theuns Botha of the recommendation on September 20, 2013.

On October 2, Assistant Director: Municipal Governance Simnikiwe Stemela acknowledged Naylor’s letter and requested documents bearing on the matter.

On October 16 attorney Bradley Conradie, of Horizon Forensics, provided an opinion on Wessie’s removal from office and as councillor, noting that Bredell had not yet accepted counsel’s recommendation of removal.

Yawn…

Bredell was clear, eventually, on a decision by April 15 – yesterday. This undertaking came and went like some prophesy – without effect.

The DA’s “Zero Tolerance” has yet again been exposed for the fallacy it is: Wessie, as well as his 9 Oudtshoorn caucus colleagues, stand as monuments in the Garden of Political Inconsistency – run by Blue Wave Promotions, celebrating the subversion of local government in service of power at all cost.

Sickening.

Look, I don’t think the DA should run a sand dune in the Arctic, and therefore I would prefer Wessie to stay – the damage he causes the DA brand can’t be bought in campaigning against the Blues.

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6 thoughts on “Zero tolerance for action

  1. Katot W… Beste alternatiewe onder vrotsleg opsies is gewoonlik maar horing kak.

  2. DA Double standards. Bredell clearly won’t act. Why not. Besides the important 7 May election there must be other reasons. There must be. Bredell wrote or commented somewhere the process is faulty. Can the process be fixed there must be other reasons besides process. Maybe Wessie knows something about Bredell Find out Ed. Investigate this for us.

  3. Die DA moet himself skoon maak van van die snaakse karakters…Ons weet wie hulle is en kan hulle op die vingers opnoem, met Mr Wessie natuurlike heel boa aan die die lys, maar ook mense soos Doris Nayler, Godfrey “Speedcop” Louw, Komeraad U-Memory Booysen, “Vinnig skiet” Qupe (die ou wat hof loop vir skiet van iemand) ook in die lyn….hulle gee plaaslike regering ‘n slegte smaak

  4. Ed, Die DA is op die oomblik die beste opsie teen die ANC. Dit is nie perfek nie, maar dit bly die beste opsie..Daar mag karakters soos Teuns Botha en sy kabaal wees wat die kitaar slaan maar daar is nie ‘n ander alternatief nie…..

  5. Wat laat jou dink ek is anti-Wessie? Ek dink Godfrey Louw moet ge-fire word.

  6. Drewan Hoekom is jy so anti wessie? Wat van tannie emor in Hessekwa wat die mense met drank betaal om te canvass, en wat wat Comeraad Umemory (aanrander) Booysen, en wat van ou Tannie Marie in Mosselbaai wat dikke belange het in maatskappy wat werk doen met munisipaliteit. Praat met ou Niekie Lodewyk wat hulle uitgeboender het toe hy problem ge-opper het. Wat van die DA raadslid wat die gewronge K-word gebruik het. En wat van Tertuis Simmers wat

    Hoe op aarde justify Louw en Nayler die spandering van bykans R 750 000 op ENS verslag vir R 30 000 of wat wat hy beweer het hy fout gemaak het. Wessie het nie geld gesteel nie soos baie van die ander skurke in plaaslike regering doen….en doen

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