This is how Advocate Julie Seton and conman Jaco Dercksen sought to discredit me and have me arrested in 2019, using a judgement granted to ex-politician Esme Edge. They sent lies to businesses. They threatened my elderly father and posted propaganda online.
It was another chapter in the Democratic Alliance going to nasty lengths to stop me exposing their corruption (which includes their alliance with property developers seeking to control the town of Knysna).
A Sheriff report shows that Sohn & Associates, owned by Richard Sohn, was representing Edge. On Monday, the Western Cape High Court will hear their request for me to be imprisoned.
ADVOCATE JULIE SETON
Advocate Julie Seton is an infamous figure in Knysna. She’s a propagandist and intimidator. Her vehemency is aimed at anyone questioning the DA’s false claim to good governance. Her bias stems from relationship and ambition.
She’s married to Esme Edge who was Deputy Mayor of Knysna up until 2016. Seton was seen so often in the Council building that it was as if she worked there. Seton has been a DA candidate several times. It’s unknown how she once joined councillors for training, or who paid for it.
She was rumoured to have been the front runner for a municipal director’s post but shifting politics and scandals only gave her position as secretary to the Planning Tribunal which reviews property development applications. Refuelling the gossip mill was her allegedly having been given that job without it having been advertised, as is required by law.
She’s currently working for a property developer and attorney Richard Sohn who made his mark on Knysna when he was part of a group found to have illegally taken over the Ward 10 Committee.
Seton and Edge operate the Knysna Knews Facebook page. They pretend to be a community page but the purpose of sharing other posts is to be less obvious when they, in between, issue propaganda and slander to discredit DA criticism. I’ve received most of their angry attention because I’ve regularly exposed their political party’s maladministration and corruption.
Seton and Edge are the ringleaders in 9 court cases against me and several criminal charges which are meant to intimidate me into silence. Unable to afford lawyers, it has been difficult. Consequently, I’m currently facing a prison sentence for contravening an interdict that resulted from a trial in which I had no evidence or legal representation. My crime was publicising their crimes.
Jaco Dercksen is a lowlife.
I was introduced to him in 2013 when I discovered he was a conman and spammer with a bad attitude and no conscience. My blog, ‘Warning to accommodation owners about Leisure Stay Group & Jaco Dercksen’, was popular, attracting emails from his victims across South Africa.
He wanted to beat me up and Mark Allan, one of Advocate Seton’s main allies in the propaganda campaign, offered him my address. He never turned up and his websites vanished.
In 2019, I was contacted by a handful of people the same week. They discovered me after Dercksen ranted against me online. They read my old blog and shared stories. The common thread is that Dercksen was a misogynist who’d set up a website purporting to celebrate women but his real goal was for men to pay to speak to them online. He translated it into creating jobs for women.
“Misogyny is the hatred of, contempt for, or prejudice against women or girls. It enforces sexism by punishing those who reject an inferior status for women and rewarding those who accept it.” (Wiki)
I was sent many screenshots of Dercksen threatening people, mostly women. A bunch of them, and a couple of good men, banded together with the determined goal to make Facebook delete his pages and identities. They trolled the hell out of him, mocking every lie and threat he made.
I’d recently published my book, ‘Same Shit, Different Government’. I’d returned from Namibia and was on hunger strike in an attempt to get Government to investigate and protect me. I never wanted to get involved but did when Advocate Seton partnered with Dercksen to intimidate my father.
Derksen had found a way to fall lower, and his health had declined too. He was a raving lunatic but obsessed with me as Seton fed him information. I wrote one blog, no holds barred as I focused on what he was doing to others rather than me.
I began ‘Jaco Dercksen, a bully in a toilet bowl’ with, “Jaco Dercksen is a fraudster I exposed in 2013. He’s like that turd with too much fat that floats no matter how many times you flush. Thankfully, the Public, mostly women, are taking turns to beat him with a toilet brush. However, he’s damaging himself more than anyone else can…”
Julie Seton cannot be divided from Esme Edge (who now calls herself Esme Jefferys on Facebook). They’re a couple. Both are admins of Knysna Knews, run anonymously until I exposed them. Simultaneously, they’re trying to have me put in prison. Consequently, I share their modus operandi, normally fronted by Seton who seems to wear the pants in their relationship. Edge is involved but has become better at pretending, posting pictures of cats and whatnots on her personal Facebook page.
As important by-elections in Knysna approach, the opposing candidates are being attacked with propaganda. They learnt from Mark Allan who, no exaggeration, is a psychopath who worked with them against me for years. He was obsessed with the internet, making it his hobby to cyberstalk and destroy people. Some of his victims contacted me. However, Allan had never met anyone as stubborn as me. I was fighting for my town, so I kept standing up after being knocked down.
Allan would attack me and then claim that he was defending my victims. It’s reverse psychology that works best when repetitively used on those seeking confirmation bias. Where politics is involved, that means there’s a lot of suckers. In Knysna, DA supporters are a lot like Trump fans, full of adamancy instead of logical debate.
Seton is allegedly one of the administrators of the DA’s official Facebook page in Knysna. You will find her all over the comment section, repetitively bashing and proclaiming without addressing facts. Previously, that page was run by Dr Martin Young who was another of her accomplices against me. I gave them several chapters in my book. She and he concocted a fake psychiatric diagnosis of me as a sociopath who is a danger to children.
It sounds like a movie but, unfortunately, it’s reality, a gang of lowlifes whose bad deeds are protected by the power of the DA and their leader, Helen Zille.
I don’t have time. I need to do as much as possible before High Court which may result in me becoming a political prisoner. Consequently, I’m going to share galleries of screenshots with brief explanation.
Dercksen was a spammer who collected information about people. He was ranked as one of South Africa’s worst offenders. Here, he threatens to reveal the information of 8,000 women unless a few people do what he orders them i.e. he’s a piece of shit.
First, they had to make me the villain.
Jaco Dercksen falsely claimed that I had hacked his Facebook accounts and destroyed 2,000 jobs opportunities. In his raging personality, his lie was quickly revealed. He accused others of the hacking too. There’s no proof he was hacked. Maybe he was trying to not be held responsible for bad things he said to people on Messenger.
In my earlier article, I shared a screenshot of a comment section wherein a man claimed Dercksen had tried to recruit people to have Malema killed. On May 31, Dercksen ridiculously appealed for help from Julius Malema,
Revealingly, he stated on 1 June that he was deleting his Facebook page on advice from his lawyer i.e. he was liable for the threats he was making against people.
However, Dercksen sent a ‘press release’ about my ‘hacking’ to many Knysna businesses who would not have seen the madness on his social media page. His target audience was notable. Dercksen lives in KZN and I’d been in KZN for 2 years (with a 3-month stint in Namibia). Edge and Seton live in a luxury house on Knysna’s seaside.02c 2019.06.02a Dercksen propaganda email to businesses
Here’s Dercksen claiming I hacked his cellphone but then pointing fingers at others.
This hysteria of lies never deterred Seton because she occupies the same mental corner as Dercksen. Her primary goal, for years, has been to destroy my life.
Dercksen asks Seton for my father’s address which he posts online with no objection from her. Note that I wasn’t at my father’s house.
Seton states that there was a warrant for my imprisonment, implying I would be immediately arrested. The Sheriff may have had a warrant but that is different to a police warrant. The Director of KZN IPID and the SAHRC confirmed that there was no SAPS warrant, and IPD refused to arrange my requested arrest.
Seton said she was attempting to get Colonel Siddique Khan, head of Knysna SAPS detectives, out of church, to assist having me arrested (I thought Khan was Moslem). Khan has previously refused to help me against my attackers, and here he did not respond to my emailed query which suggests Seton was exaggerating her hand.
Dercksen posted a lot online, including the Edge judgement and Sheriff’s papers Seton provided him.
Note that the Sheriff spent an incredible 3 hours at my father’s house, apparently all outside the gate, in the company of a private investigator and later the police. Anyone who is accustomed to Sheriffs is aware that they don’t spend long periods waiting for people. It’s also an oddity that the Sheriff never bothered to email me. I would’ve been before the Court a long time ago if my father hadn’t been intimidated that day, and my life threatened.
Note that the attorneys billed by the Sheriff are Sohn & Associates, Seton’s employer and accomplice in the bigger context.
Dercksen, who was bankrupt, then stated that he and Garden Route businesses were offering a reward for my capture. It was a dramatic continuation of painting me as a dangerous fugitive.
Dercksen then blamed a woman name Sonja Harmse for hacking his pages.
Facebook deleted him.
And Dercksen, ironically, was wanted by the police for breaking a protection order his ex-wife and child had against him.
The DA is a liberal party that uses fear liberally. This was another massive effort for me, a non-violent activist who writes about corruption. Now, after making Knysna unstable, they’re claiming that they’ll restore stability to Knysna if they’re elected on 11 November 2020. Their aim at the lowest common denominator may succeed. Bias often trumps corruption in South Africa.
I leave you with Advocate Julie Seton threatening my father again.2019.06.11 Advocate Julie Seton threatens Mike Hamptons father