Please note that no one is guilty or innocent until they’ve presented their side and the Court has made a decision.
On a personal level, there’s a lot more I’d like to express but the safest route for me is to simply give you this factual update:
Advocate Julie Seton a.k.a. Julie Lopes: I have opened a case with the Knysna SAPS containing the allegation that she has contravened the interim protection order I have against her. The main action is on April 22 but if my new case is found to have merit, there could be an additional, earlier date regarding the alleged contraventions.
Correction: I previously reported that mine and Advocate Seton’s requests for protection orders were treated separately. I have been informed that they were dealt with by the same George Magistrate. My apologies for the error.
Mark Allan: Attorney Carl Jeppe has withdrawn as Mark Allan’s legal representative. I do not yet know if this includes Advocate Seton, his counsel. Coincidentally, the day before the Deputy Sheriff delivered that notice, i’d sent an email expressing the wish for us to get to court as soon as possible.
Knysna Tourism CEO Greg Vogt: I have appealed against the Protection Order he was granted, mostly on the grounds that I was denied a fair trial when Magistrate Mentor excluded hundreds of pages of my evidence. By taking the difficult journey to High Court, I hope to prove that my actions were in the interests of the public.
Me: There have been numerous threats, on social media, threatening to jail me. If I am arrested, I hope that the Knysna SAPS will treat me fairly and with dignity, and that I will be given fair and speedy chance to prove that those arrests were unfounded and thus intimidation by the parties instituting the action.
Knysna SAPS: Colonel Taylor has failed to respond to my open letter. The Knysna SAPS has not even acknowledged it although both their communications and detectives departments received it.
The law allows all filed cases to be made public. However, I need to ensure that my argument for posting them is more than 100% solid.