Choose your friends wisely, DA

Grocott's Mail - - MAKANA VOICES -

The irony of Devon Waldick’s let­ter (DA must fo­cus on ser­vice de­liv­ery, Gro­cott's Mail 9 De­cem­ber) is glar­ing on a num­ber of levels. Firstly, Waldick is him­self a failed for­mer city coun­cil­lor who now seeks to hold the DA’s coun­cil­lor for Ward 4, Brian Fargher, to ac­count.

Sec­ond, he does so as a mem­ber of the “rul­ing party” which is pri­mar­ily ac­count­able for ser­vice de­liv­ery in Makana but has led Makana into its state of ruin.

Third, as a mem­ber of the ANC, he now turns on the DA which pro­tected him in his position as a coun­cil­lor long af­ter he was sup­posed to have va­cated the position be­cause it suited their pur­poses to do so.

There is a les­son for the DA in this: choose your friends wisely and never com­pro­mise your prin­ci­ples.

Jock McCon­nachie

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