Leuens Botha and the weird weir


Leuens Botha and the weird weir

In her autobiography Not Without a Fight, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says of her former colleague (and my neighbour) Theuns Botha: “He had a different face for each constituency, but they each had the same nickname for him: Leuens (Lies) ”. She goes on to describe how, whilst he held a senior position in the DA, Botha led a secret right-wing group within the party, plotting to either take it over or destroy it. Leaked documents reveal his method, which Zille describes as a “vilification campaign”, with Botha telling his fellow turncoats:  “Just make 100% sure you remain anonymous. Thanks. Theuns”.

This struck a chord because I’ve been vilified by Theuns Botha myself recently. He says that I lit a fire to deliberately endanger his thatched house, that I drove through his garden to demolish his outside lights and sprinklers and that I tried to murder his wife and his two police bodyguards.

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Submitted by : Susan Reid of Cape Town on 2017-02-28 23:58:57
Yet again obfuscation. It happens in business, politics, suburbia. No solution until the country ups the ante on corruption. Also depends on the lawyers who make a fortune out of these cases to the detriment of all.

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