Is there a ‘hit’ on me? Has the DA ordered my death? Or was the suggestion by a cop intimidation? They were at my father’s house in Durban last week, wanting me and my laptop. I wasn’t there. Neither was my laptop.
A ‘ HIT’ ON ME
I’ve deliberately not been in contact with my Dad, so as to keep him out of what he doesn’t understand. He’s a retiree who avoids conflict. He leads a simple life on a diminishing pension and increasing medical costs. He talks to his dog too much and enjoys a weekly walk on the beachfront. He cannot name a single enemy of mine except maybe Helen Zille because he knows her from television. He cannot tell you about the corruption I’ve exposed and he hasn’t read my book – he doesn’t read books. He didn’t know the DA ruled his area until I told him in.
We’re different people. His apathy frustrates me the same way the political ignorance of most of my fellow South Africans does. But I love him and don’t want him involved. But I knew my book would get me in trouble. I expected the police. When we last spoke two months ago, I told my Dad to verify their ID, give them whatever they want, be polite and honest.
Through overseas family, I heard my Dad was severely shaken by the experience of having five policemen, a car and a van, ‘ visit’ him on my birthday, 20 April. I haven’t celebrated since I was 17. I only mention because it’ s relevant.
That my Dad felt intimidated is clear by the fact he doesn’t know which combination of SAPS, Metro or Sheriff was there. He couldn’t say for certain why they were there, but thinks it was both to serve court papers and arrest me. But the lead, whom he believed to be a detective, was Miles Mowat (0827630287). That doesn’t add up, Mowat is mentioned online as both a Metro cop and as a private investigator.
Mowat was aggressive in tone, especially when he didn’t believe that my Dad wasn’t in contact with me on my birthday i.e. they planned their appearance. To paraphrase, Mowat said to my Dad that I’d shaken up the hornets and that some of those politicians wouldn’t hesitate to put a “hit’ out on me. He also said they had someone in the UK trying to track my laptop.
15 April: A man introduces himself as an ex-Noseweek journalist interested in my story, wanting to meet me in Durban. He’s on Miles Mowat’s Facebook friends list.
18 April: Colonel Piet Bergh, the Western Cape Hawks officer who whitewashed my complaint against the DA, asks me to meet Durban cops regards a separate case I’d filed there, outside his jurisdiction.
A lot of effort for me, who has no criminal record and no history of violence, just a citizen whistleblower blogging political corruption.
Would any of you like to be me right now?
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NB: To the corrupt politicians and cops reading this, take note that I will not ask my father to testify against you. He’d be too scared too anyway. This is my fight. Fight with me.