Your statements of accessibility and transparency are not shared in Knysna. I just read your 2009 election manifesto and asked myself: “Why would the Democratic Alliance, if you had won the elections, have followed through with those intentions for South Africa if you haven’t applied it to the province of the Western Cape that you did win?”
Did your election manifesto, your promise of intent, whisper itself into oblivion because it was an all or nothing intention? Or is it just that the small towns, where life is so much more painful than the cities during this endless recession, mean nothing at all? Does Knysna mean anything to the DA?
I address you because of the so called leaders of this town who fall under the DA banner. But first you should know the the local layout. It’s possible that you do? Maybe you holidayed here (when we were famous) but all i know for certain is that you whisked through here in a fancy car, danced for the (mostly) Coloureds in the (mostly) Coloured area of Hornlee, made promises, spoke some bullshit about “how can the ANC say that the DA is for Whites if you look around you (past me) at your (Non-White) selves”, accepted the cheers, listened to your mayoral candidate, Georlene Wolmarans, make more (false) promises, before being whisked away in your fancy car. Sure, you’re a busy lady so we never got to share some of our tasty Mitchell’s Beer (maybe next time?). Sometimes i’m slow but even i get that you’re important…but i did hope to taste truth a little longer. Continue reading