What say you about your conniving caucus, Helen?

”Zero Tolerance”, but blue councillors are excused

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Drewan Baird. Oudtshoorn. 22 July 2014. 08h20. I wrote DA Leader Helen Zille yesterday.

Dear Ms Zille

I have some recollection of your undertaking to attorney Hardy Mills that the Oudtshoorn DA Caucus’s settlement of the Pierre Nel legal bill (which you “regarded in a very serious light”) would be thoroughly investigated following the conclusion of a criminal investigation.

The criminal investigation is now completed, and although the DPP refuses to prosecute, he has been made aware of a probable private prosecution in a letter demanding reasons for his refusal.

You wrote, on July 2 last year: “Let me be quite clear: the DA would NOT allow, let alone condone, a private legal bill being passed on unlawfully to the ratepayers of Oudtshoorn.”

Well, ma’am, that is exactly what the DA Caucus attempted.

The only reason they did not effect the “settlement” is that they had not been in an administrative position to do so. I say this based on the comment of Rogers J in Stoffels v. Van Wyk et al, on September 10 last year when he expressed concern that the DA caucus may again attempt to settle should they assume power.

The DA councillors of Oudtshoorn fixed to have ratepayers pay some R460,000 to settle the personal legal bill of your councillor Nel. This much is indisputable.

Please indicate, by return email, when the DA investigation may be completed and the results published.

Yours truly


2 thoughts on “What say you about your conniving caucus, Helen?

  1. Ek dink dis nou die tyd dat die DA besef almal is nie drolle nie. Die kantoor dame wat die kiesafdelings Oudtshoorn en Kannaland bestuur het wat al vir twee jaar en ses maande onwettig afgedank is se saak is Vrydag in die Kaap vir n Pre-trial met Judge by Labour Court. Dis n skreiende skande dat hulle nou met onderhandelinge wil voortgaan. Hoe kan mens iemand wat onredelik afgedank was na 2 jr 6 mnd net vir 6 mnd wil vergoed. Wat dan van die 2 jr wat oorbly. Dan predik hulle so maklik Zero Tolerance. Die poppe gaan behoorlik dans na die opskuding.
    Daar sal geen onderhandelinge wees nie. Die saak moet regverdig deur die regs proses voortgaan. Onbillike ,ongeregtigheid moet op n Grondwetlike manier mee gedeal word. Daar is nie plek in die samelewing vir ligsinnigheid wat families se lewens so wil vernietig niie

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