Motions of No Confidence in Mayor, Deputy and Chief Whip

Dear Members, As most people will be aware, motions of no confidence in the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and the Chief Whip of the current DA/AUF/PDC coalition, in which the DA holds 5 of the 7 seats, were submitted to the municipality yesterday by the ANC, PA (Patriotic Alliance) and IPM (Ikhwazi Political Movement) councillors together […]

Legal Update on Mayoral Vehicles

In the upcoming week, two matters of concern to Plett residents will be heard in the superior courts in Cape Town. On Wednesday 16 September, the Labour Appeal Court must decide whether the lower court (the Labour Court) rightly overturned the appointment of Lonwabo Ngoqo to the position of Bitou Municipal Manager.  The PBRRA will […]

Featured: Trouble In Paradise as Plett RatePayers’ Try To Put Brakes On Car Plot

Original Featured Article Link: Times Live The council is being taken to court over a R1.3m plan to lease cars for the mayor and his deputy 02 September 2020 Reading Time: 3 Minutes Article Number: 7 / 20 Bobby Jordan Journalist MAKING WAVES Sunset on Lookout Beach in Plettenberg Bay, where ratepayers say the money allocated […]

Knysna-Plett Herald Coverage – Mayor’s Vehicle Court Action

MAYOR’S VEHICLE: RATEPAYERS’ ASSOCIATION THREATEN COURT ACTION Correspondent Yolandé Stander | Friday, 21 August 2020, 07:59  Bitou Mayor Peter Lobese. Photo: Yolande Stander Update PLETTENBERG BAY NEWS – The Plettenberg Bay Ratepayers’ Association is threatening the Bitou Municipality with legal action following the recent controversial acquisition process for vehicles for the mayor and his deputy – an […]

Mayoral Vehicle Unlawful Decision

At the height of lockdown, when Bitou residents were anxiously wondering where their next meal was coming from, the Council decided to play Lady Bountiful. The Mayor would receive, free gratis and for nothing, a luxury limo to cruise as he chooses. On top of this – sort of doubling down by doubling up – his […]

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 majority […]