I, the undersigned, Elias Makwana , do hereby make oath and state:
1. I am the Chairperson of Black First Land First (BLF) of the Mpumalanga Province. I am also a member of the National Coordinating Committee (NCC) of BLF. I am therefore duly authorized to lay charges against Harry Knoesen and to this end depose to this founding affidavit, on behalf of BLF.
2. The Complainant is BLF. It is a Black Consciousness, Pan Afrikanist movement which embraces a Sankarist leadership ethos. BLF is registered with the Independent Electoral Commission as a political party and it is situated at situated at 0514 Klamson Towers, 5th floor, cnr of Commissioner & Von Wielligh Street, Johannesburg..
3. The accused is Harry Knoesen the leader of the National Christian Resistance Movement (NCRM) and a Co-Director of T. One. C. Trading & Projects. His contact number is 083 232 5585. He is also contactable via Whatsapp.
4. The content of this affidavit is, unless the context indicates otherwise, within my personal knowledge and to the best of my knowledge both true and correct. The submissions of law that I make are based on the advice given to me by my legal team.
5. The purpose of this affidavit is to provide evidence to the South African Police Services (SAPS) in support of the charges against Harry Knoesen of incitement to violence, high treason and crimen injuria. To this end Harry Knoesen has through his racist call to white people to join the National Christian Resistance Movement (NCRM) (of which he is the leader); and to take up arms, incited them to kill the enemy (which he intimates to be blacks). More specifically, Knoesen had unlawfully and intentionally incited white people to commit violence and to this end conduct a black genocide, so as to overthrow the South African government and replace it with an apartheid one with the aim of returning to the colonial state run and owned by whites.
6. Knoesen has committed the crime of High Treason in that he acted unlawfully and intentionally via his call to extra judicial means – through the taking up of arms – so as to return the country to white ownership and governance.
7. Knoesen, via his call, also praises apartheid which is based on colonialism. All sane people know that colonialism is the process of land dispossession and genocide against black people. It is based on the historical theft of black lands as well as the destruction of the African belief systems, values and identity and to this end the imposition of super exploitation, oppression and discrimination on blacks – including on a psychological level – that started in 1652.
8. Knoesen thus dismisses the historical and collective pain of blacks. This amounts to the offence of crimen injuria
9. Knoesen made his racist call to white people via video. In this respect, on 26 February 2019 at 15:14, he posted a video on his facebook page with the following message:
“Here it is !!!! Laat dit val waar dit moet !!!”
English Translation: “Lord it is!!!! Let it fall where it must!!!”
The video itself can be accessed via the link, https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2270982439600129&id=100000651850986
10. The said video by Knoesen conveys the further message that:
a. Black First Land First (BLF) and black people are the enemy; and
b. Blacks must be killed;
11. This is not the first time that Harry Knoesen has made himself guilty of such a call regarding the offences of incitement to violence, treason and crimen injuria. A number of other comments posted by Harry Knoesen on his Facebook wall, which constitutes the said crimes, appears hereunder:
a. “Harry Knoesen
22 February 2019 20:36
When the Crusaders NCRM…have turned the Table…every home of our Ruling Race’s safe will look something like this. Every home will be permanently Battle-Ready. National Service, Commando’s and camps compulsory for men and women. You will keep your Military issue weapons and ammo at home in your safe. Cadets back in schools…Self defense taught at school and hand to hand combat. We will be a READY NATION…”
b. “Harry Knoesen shared a post.
22 February 2019 18:08
My White…Minority Race..before my Creator God I promise stand by me and the Crusaders NCRM…and this will never ever happen in our country. Criminals will fear to walk our streets…Illegals will fear to cross our borders. And every household will be a Battle-Ready Army…Military Issue weapons at home. National Service for men and women. NO Political Party or other Movement can save and Secure our Race…NOT ONE!!! They just don’t have the ‘STUFF’ to do it… I promise I will restore Order!!! Whatsapp 083 232 5585”
c. “Harry Knoesen
20 February at 15:49
If you expected me to be a ‘Honey-Dripping’ man and leader…I’m not. My Creator chose me because I can and will do the job. I needed to lose everything to take back…Million-fold. We the Crusaders NCRM…National Christian Resistance Movement will take back and give to those who where robbed by BEE…AA or just because they are White. We will do to the Enemy 1000 fold what he has done to us and what he has threaten us with. Join me and Secure the future of our Race…Whatsapp 083 232 5585”
d. “Harry Knoesen
17 February at 15:13 ·
Concerned Citizens..Friends and Members of the Crusaders…National Christian Resistance Movement..We Urgently need to get ‘eyes’ on the Field…VERY URGENTLY. I also need to meet with and inform our leaders concerning Strategy..we don’t ask for or rely an Membership Fees..BUT…I am making an Urgent request only to those you can…only who can..to please donate financially to assist us to be able to take ACTION SOONER… than before it’s more difficult to. If you are connect to others inside or outside our borders who can assist..PLEASE TALK to them. To donate contact me or whatsapp 083 232 5585.”
e. “Harry Knoesen shared a post.
15 February at 18:23 ·
I will ..WITH YOU BY MY SIDE.. Turn the Table and break every bone of the Oppressor never to dare stand up to us ever…though the fact is they never had the courage to Battle us on the Battle Field..Our land was stolen by politicians…I will bring about the Great Defense Force that we were…National Service…Commando’s and Camps…a Mighty Special Forces…Every household will be armed and Battle-Ready permanently.”
f. “Harry Knoesen
14 February at 08:30 ·
It’s not difficult to understand..to comprehend why the Crusaders…NCRM…National Christian Resistance Movement is becoming the Biggest…Greatest Movement our Race and Nation has seen and experienced. It’s proof that those concerned can clearly see the writing on the Wall…if we don’t stand up!!!! our Race won’t see the near future. If we join the Crusaders NCRM we will Secure the Future of our Race…our children..our Blood-line PERMANENTLY!!! WE ONLY HAVE ONE CHANCE..DON’T CRY BECAUSE YOU DIDN’T. whatsapp 083 232 5585”
(See link: https://web.facebook.com/harry.knoesen)
12. The following is a subsequent message to the video posted on 26 February 2019 at 15:14 by Harry Knoesen. It serves as further evidence of his crimes. :
“Harry Knoesen shared a post.
5 March 2019at 20:12 ·
With the Greatest Respect I thank 32BN for the use of this most dynamic footage. This is the Proud Battle-Ready Fighting Machine we the Crusaders NCRM wants to bring back to our beautiful country. National service for men and women, camps and Commando’s and a World Class..Special Forces and Intelligence Agency. Join us and make it happen with us. Whatsapp 083 232 5585
(See link: https://web.facebook.com/harry.knoesen)”.
11. We, BLF, submit that the above evidence indicates criminal conduct not limited to incitement to violence, high treason and crimen injuria on the part of Harry Knoesen.
I hereby certify that the deponent knows and understands the content of this affidavit and that it is to the best of his knowledge both true and correct. This affidavit was signed and sworn to before me at on this day of 2019, and the Regulations contained in Government Notice R.1258 of 21 July 1972, as amended, have been complied with.
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