You are here:Home-2020-Feb

 THE MAYOR AND THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

The generous heart of Peter Lobese, the Bitou Mayor, extended way beyond the beneficiaries of his Grants-In-Aid handouts. When Lobese took up office, he issued a directive that seven people nominated by him should be employed in his department (Office of the Executive Mayor). Initially they were recruited on a temporary basis but eventually all but one (who apparently fell out with the Mayor) became

By |2020-04-10T10:45:32+02:00Feb 25th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

‘ONE FOR YOU, NINETEEN FOR ME’ (BEATLES SONG)

People who peddle clichés like to say that a fish rots from the head down. Why this should be so is never explained, but too bad. The metaphor serves us well enough when we consider how Bitou is faring.  Peter Lobese, our Executive Mayor is at the head of the municipality.  He is no mere figurehead, but effectively

By |2020-04-10T10:45:32+02:00Feb 24th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

You have the right to know – and we propose to tell you!

A year after it was presented, the forensic report into ‘serious allegations’ of misconduct and maladministration within Bitou, commissioned by the MEC (Min Bredell), is in our hands. The battle to get it, prolonged and sometimes acrimonious, is the subject of our recent report to you (see "Ratepayers' Report on Failures of Governance within

By |2020-04-10T10:45:32+02:00Feb 20th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Vote of No Confidence in Mayor Lobese

15 February 2020 Dear Councillors, In light of revelations and evidence contained in MEC Bredell's report, it is now impossible for any thinking person to have confidence in the leadership, abilities and suitability of Peter Lobese to hold the position of executive mayor. Under these circumstances, and we think we speak for the vast

By |2020-04-10T10:45:33+02:00Feb 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Request to Resign

15 February 2020 Dear Mayor Lobese, In light of revelations and evidence contained in MEC Bredell's report, it is now impossible for any thinking person to have confidence in your leadership, abilities and suitability as executive mayor. It is evident that you have breached your oath of office to uphold the law and always act

By |2020-04-10T10:45:33+02:00Feb 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments