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Why I will and won't miss Aunty Pat

08 May 2018, 16:05

I will seriously miss the original Patricia de Lille. 

You know, the one who had video cameras live streaming from her office. The one who was hailed as one of the hardest working mayors in the world.

There was a time when I looked up at Patricia De Lille. Not because of our political views. Mine cannot in any way differ more from hers. I respected her, though the doctrine she supports, the party she represented, is and always will be abhorrent to me. 

A party of useless, two-faced snakes with hidden agendas. A party of cowards. A party not man enough to handle someone like Patricia de Lille with the necessary discipline, when her nepotism came to light. When she failed us ordinary people with a total disregard of our service needs, leading to the Day Zero fiasco.

I will definitely not miss Patricia de Lille when I get my City of Cape Town (COCT) monthly account, which has become a huge mess under her watch. 

I will never miss De Lille whilst we Capetonians struggle through terrible water shortages, something she new about for years, yet chose to ignore.

I will never miss De Lille every time there is a riot by those people seeking something, basically guaranteed by our constitution - simple service delivery. De Lille failed in her duty to provide for such people. 

De Lille is also responsible for harm to innocents, like the young man who died on Wednesday last week in Mitchells Plain during the Siqualo rampage. Should she have done her duty as a decent mayor should, that boy's death would not have happened. It would have been just another peaceful night in Colorado.

Patricia de Lille, Helen Zille and ultimately Mmusi Maimane has the blood of dozens of Capetonians on their hands. For the DA in the Western Cape failed these people.

Although I will not miss De Lille for the things I mentioned, I will most definitely remember how she defiled her oath as mayor, someone chosen by the people, and who then sold her soul to the devil.

I am frankly relieved that her lately messy argument with the DA has come to a head. Hopefully some other useless DA COCT members will also go. Like De Lille. Like Achmat Ebrahim. Like Melissa Whitehead. You know who you are, but I single out three despotic tyrants who have no place in COCT nor in the Western Cape. 

Helen Zille, JP Smith and Anton Bredell. I hope your autocratic, nonsensical rule over your portfolios are ended soon.

It's time for decent, civil, BETTER managers to take the reigns at COCT and in the Western Cape. We need proper, capable people with MORALS to pull us out of this state YOU put us in. You, unfortunately, do not qualify.

What a sadness our beautiful city has become, since you people came onto the scene....

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