Fight corruption & save my brother
My brother, Mike Hampton, is in big trouble for doing the right thing. He's currently on a hunger strike (began May 16th - https://wp.me/P9Of25-1vN) and he'll likely soon be arrested. His crime was exposing political corruption in South Africa. You can get a copy of his book for free but here's him explaining briefly what's happening:
Message from Michael
My first book, 'Same Shit, Different Government: Book 1 - The Corruption & The Intimidation', was released at the end of March this year. So you know I'm the real deal, you can download it for free - https://wp.me/p9Of25-1mn
I'm under attack because of it and need your help to survive and, hopefully, write the sequel, warning the Public about political monsters. I fear I don't have much time left.
I discovered corruption
I'm South African. I exposed corruption in my town that I couldn't let go. The thread became a rope leading to the leadership of the main opposition party in South Africa, and controller of my province, the Democratic Alliance (DA).
Their response was to intimidate me.
My subscribers and I have been threatened.
I was cut off from business.
I was repeatedly taken to court in an action known in USA and some European countries as SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation). There are no anti-SLAPP laws in my country.
Worse is that they most regularly used a newish law called the Protection from Harassment Act. Although it provides the defence of truth in the Public interest, not one Magistrate allowed the defence or explained why they wouldn't. Instead I was denied evidence and witnesses, and the political party's name removed from the judgements, as if they'd never played a nefarious part. South African corruption is pervasive.
More devilish was the propaganda. The longer I resisted, the worse it became. They went so far as to compile a fake psychiatric diagnosis of me as a sociopath and a danger to children. Their goal was obviously to destroy my children's project for which people gave me credit for.
Then came the Great Knysna Fire, the biggest in South Africa's history, to take away my possessions. Before and after the fire, the Fire Chief intimidated me, he too enmeshed in the corruption.
What will you risk for justice?
Despite three hearings in Parliament and a referral from the Presidency, no one has been brought to justice. Instead, I've been hounded, the DA protected.
In final attempt at exposure, and an effort to reach President Cyril Ramaphosa, I wrote the first book in what is intended to be a series.
I released ‘Same Shit, Different Government: Book 1 – The Corruption & The Intimidation'. Therein, you will find links backing up my claims. I will provide more at the end of this page.
But to publish that book, I had to break all the orders gagging me and protecting those crooked politicians. Even before it was published, I received a court order ordering that the Sheriff arrest me, that my website be closed down and the book not published. It was a biased order as a South African Sheriff only has the power to serve papers, not arrest. Additionally, the Judge never had a copy of my book or website. It was yet another order made in favour of the politicians.
Will I be killed?
On 20 April 2019, my birthday, five policemen turned up at my father's house, and intimidated him. That there were so many in two vehicles was obviously overkill for an author. My father still doesn't know if they were there to arrest me or serve papers, or both. But they wanted me and my laptop. They said people had been hired in the United Kingdom to trace my laptop - again, an exceptional use of state resources for a writer.
The lead 'detective' implied that the politicians would assassinate me.
It may have been a bullying threat but one I take seriously as a politician in my old town was assassinated last year, and one of the suspects is the DA's coalition partner.
Time running out-!
I'm currently in neighbouring Namibia where I'd gone to finish the book. I'm surviving on handouts that will not last much longer. And my visa runs out at the end of the month.
I can't specify exactly how I will spend your donation because I don't know yet whether I'm going to jail or not. And if I go to jail. I fear I will be killed. But help is urgently needed. Ideally, I'd like living costs to write the second book, gain lawyers and cover travel costs.
From me, at the very least, you get that first book for free, right now.
- Download: ‘Same Shit, Different Government: Book 1’ – https://wp.me/p9Of25-1mn
- My post-2019 election video to President Cyril Ramaphosa - https://wp.me/p9Of25-1uU
- TV: https://themikehampton.com/tv/
- Radio: https://themikehampton.com/radio/
- Print: https://themikehampton.com/print-media/
- My affidavits against DA corruption – https://wp.me/p9Of25-1py
- My complaint against corruption in the Office of the Public Protector – https://wp.me/p9Of25-1rn
- My response to Premier Helen Zille’s threats to sue me – https://wp.me/p9Of25-7p
- My pre-2019 election letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa – https://wp.me/p9Of25-j9
(the latter two paused as the fight against corruption requires all I've got)