The Knysna Independent Movement (KIM) is proud to announce Mark Willemse as our Mayoral Candidate for Knysna in the local government elections 2021.
Mark needs no introduction to the greater Knysna public. He has served the town as a Ward Councillor for Ward 9 and represented Knysna Municipality on the District Council as the Speaker. He finally served the town as the beloved #MayorMark, until he was dismissed by his party for voting with his conscience in a motion of no-confidence against the previous Mayor and refusing to step down as duly elected Mayor.
Mark is qualified in business marketing and transport economics and has worked in the motor industry before settling with his wife Dalene and their three children in Knysna.
He is also known for his charitable work in sports and youth development and school feeding schemes. He has served on the boards of the Knysna Sports Development Trust, Epilepsy Knysna and Sinethemba. This involvement with his community speaks to the ethos of the Knysna Independent Movement.
Mark resides in Westhill and will be our candidate for Ward 10.
KIM is confident that our choice of Mark as the mayoral candidate is representative of our broad constituent base.