HCM doesn’t deserve award

2016-07-14 06:00

THE article about Hibiscus Coast Municipality getting awarded is another slap in the face of any law-abiding citizen on the South Coast (30 June).

One of the reasons for winning the award was “excelling in terms of compliance matters”. Being compliant means that HCM should have abided by all valid laws of South Africa. With this understanding this prize was clearly given to the wrong people.

Since more than 50 months (this is not a typing error: more than four years) the “prize winner” has been successfully and undisturbed doing the opposite. They are knowingly and intentionally supporting two illegal developments in Oslo Beach and ignoring various laws (Building Act, Sport and Recreation Act, by-laws and even the constitutional rights of citizens.

With unbelievable arrogance they are playing “God” in deciding which legally obtained developments will have to be stopped or the loss of property values and of investments and which families are going to be financially ruined through the impact of the incorrect HCM actions. They believe that their position elevates them above the law and makes them untouchable.

All citizens with these negative experiences should get organised and stand together so that we can end this unacceptable ignorance of HCM. We need to protect our rights and our investments and/or assets and their future value.

Roland Lemmer

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