I was asked to testify in the trial involving the assassination of Knysna ANC Chief Whip Victor Molosi. It was a quick but hard decision as I’ve enemies too.
REQUESTS TO TESTIFY
I live with worry, hopelessly trying to get President Cyril Ramaphosa and others to act on my evidence of DA corruption. This week, DA MP Mat Cuthbert banned me on Facebook because I asked him for help i.e. DA corruption is protected, especially in Knysna where my activism began. Political factions shift across parties and organisations, confusing the Public into thinking there are good and bad guys – some are grey, most are dark.
Consequently, yesterday afternoon, it was odd when five people emailed me in the space of an hour. That included the ANC and KIM [correction: I originally said that the DA also contacted me but, instead, it was an ex-DA staff member now working for the ANC]. Behind the scenes, they must have collaborated after I initially never responded. One took the lead, telling me that the prosecution and investigating officer into the Victor Molosi murder case needed me to testify. Their case had been in trouble for a week after their star witness suspiciously changed his testimony (always a danger when a pressurised case like this seemingly drags on forever).
Molosi, as many of you recall, was the ANC leader in Knysna, previously head of the ANC Regional Committee (for what is now called the Garden Route). He was assassinated over a year ago. One of the three accused is Velile Waxa, an independent who was secretly funded by the DA before becoming their coalition partner. That led to more mess but no need for me to repeat that today,
At the time, I had possibly important background information to share. I believe that it may still be relevant. However, despite several calls to Captain Potje and Colonel Tonkin, who promised to return to me, I was ignored. I’m accustomed to the SAPS treating me badly, and I’m currently most scared of the Hawks, but to not act on all info regarding an assassination of a politician is unforgivable. Unsurprising, that’s not why I’m needed as a witness now.
There must be great concern about the case for me to have been contacted. The reason for my sudden value is an interview I conducted in 2016 which possibly assists in establishing the motive of one of the suspects.
I’ve been in hiding for 6 months, ever since it was implied by a private detective, hired by an ex-DA councillor and DA advocate, and pretending to be an SAPS detective, that the politicians could kill me. Obviously its a big decision to step into the place I’m most wanted. In context, i shouldn’t because the corruption I’m fighting is sadly bigger than one death. But I may never win that war – Helen Zille and her crowd are too strong. But maybe, just maybe, I can be helpful here. And, personally, the violent end to Victor Molosi’s life affected me deeply. I wouldn’t forgive myself if I was silent.
I’ve scheduled this post in case I’m arrested. if so, I return to my hunger strike. But let’s hope that all ends well, and I finally breathe in the air of the woman I love, Knysna.
Update: This post was drafted the day I was to be in Knysna (Wednesday), scheduled for today (Sunday). This is to say that I’m ok. In addition to my rush in and out of court, wherein I was treated very well by all involved (including Judge Robert Henney and defence attorney Daan Dercksen), I met five politicians over several meetings (I’ ll leave them unnamed for now). Hopefully they start doing the right thing for Knysna… and me. The Knysna-Plett Herald, from which I’ve long been banned, mentioned my attendance briefly, but mislabeled me as a former Knysna activist and blogger – they know well that I’ve never stopped fighting like hell for our town. I don’t know if my testimony made a difference but I heard that the Judge, on Friday, decided to keep the statement of the prosecution’s star (now hostile) witness. However, there’s no guarantee that there’s enough evidence to convict, especially since the councillors who were offered bribes before the assassination have failed to testify about it (even though that may have made the case a slam dunk).
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Read my thanks to those who assisted me whilst in Knysna.