Fairways resident and former Good Hope FM DJ and current CPUT lecturer Dmitri Jegels aims to highlight service delivery together with accessibility and accountability in his campaign as ANC councillor candidate for Ward 63, which includes parts of Ottery, Wynberg and Plumstead.
Jegels said his career in radio had been most rewarding, but 32 years in the business was long enough and with a fascination for language, he had pursued linguistics studies at UWC, which eventually lead to him securing a lecturing position in the Department of Linguistics at the Cape Peninsula University for Technology (CPUT).
Recently, the DA came under fire after it put up posters in Phoenix that were described as fanning racial tension in the area.
The posters, which read “The ANC called you racists” and “The DA calls you heroes”, were slammed, with claims that they referred to the murder of 36 black South Africans in Phoenix during the civil unrest that engulfed KwaZulu-Natal and parts of Gauteng in July. After a huge uproar, the posters were taken down by the party last week.
Jegels pledged that if elected he would focus over the next five years on the Greater Retreat Housing Project, as there had been no meaningful community participation in this project; the Wynberg Transport Interchange; equitable service delivery; community safety; skills development for youth; and a democratic functioning ward committee.
After working with Jegels in his capacity as chairperson of Fresca, Fairways resident and neighbourhood watch member Sean Isaacs said: “He’s a man that doesn’t overpromise and under-deliver, definitely a well-standing community member. He has been with the Fairways Residents and Civic Association, which runs the community services quite well.
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DJ and producer Shimza hasn’t been on good terms with the people of Mzansi and is set to fix that by hosting a Twitter space with his followers.
On Sunday, 10 October, he opened up the space that had more than 8 000 people listening in and said he was tired of responding to people via text. Learn more