Perjury is a criminal offence and
what follows below is Simon Prophet's affidavit submitted to the South
African Police in March of 2023 accusing Casper Henderik Venter of
having committed perjury.
submitted two affidavits to the Cape Town High Court and
these two affidavits travelled from one court to the next
ending up in the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg.
affidavits have been used by the National Director of Public
Prosecutions to persuade the courts to arrive at wrong
conclusions about Simon Prophet and to ruin Simon Prophet's
has shown to the courts that these affidavits are not true
and that they are misleading but to no avail.
presumption of innocence.
presumption of innocence is contained in international and
regional instruments such as the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights (Article 11), the International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights (Article 14), the American
Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man (Article XXVI),
the American Convention on Human Rights (Article 8), the
African Charter on Human and Peoplesí Rights (Article 7[b]),
and the Arab Charter on Human Rights (Article 16). It is
also found in the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for
the Treatment of Prisoners (Rule 84).
be presumed before the prosecution proves a charge beyond
reasonable doubt, and this principle applies until the
judgment is made final as defined in Article 266 of the MCCP.
There are a
number of ways in which the presumption of innocence can be
protected. First, according to the United Nations Human
Rights Committee, the presumption is breached where public
officials prejudge the outcome of a trial (General Comment
no. 13, paragraph 7).
officials include judges, prosecutors, the police, and
government officials, all of whom must avoid making public
statements of the guilt of an individual prior to a
conviction or after an acquittal. It is permissible,
however, for the authorities to inform the public of the
name of a suspect and that the person has been arrested or
has made a confession, as long as the person is not publicly
declared guilty (see the European Court of Human Rights case
of Worm v. Austria, application no. 83/1996/702/894 [August
29, 1997], paragraph 52).
the absence of the South African Constitution and even
before the South African Constitution came into existence,
how much more clear can it be to show that there are age old
powerful laws that are in place to protect the dignity of
persons accused of crime?
affidavits condemned Prophet to be a criminal while Prophet
was on trial and were submitted onto different platforms
outside of Prophet's criminal trial during the proceedings
of Prophet's criminal trial and also found their way onto
other different platforms after Prophet had been acquitted
of criminal wrong doing.
submitting his affidavits into the civil trials, taking into
account all of the circumstances, what was said, when and
how, then Venter has engaged to violate numerous non
bears no grudges but it's time to set the record straight
and it seems that the only way that can be achieved is to
prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Venter has lied under
Casper Henderik Venter
lies will continue ad infinitum until something drastic is
done to put an end to his lies and this is why criminal
charges have been opened against Venter.
has the right to dignity and he has the right be protected
from criminal attacks on his person.
desperation from these assaults on his dignity Prophet has
finally approached the South African Police for their
makes bold claims in his affidavit that Venter has
commissioned criminal acts and Venter has the absolute right
to presumption of innocence to the same degree that Prophet
was supposed to have been presumed innocent.
side by side, in Venter's claim of wrong doing on the part
of Prophet, Venter has never represented himself as a victim
of anything that Prophet is supposed to have done wrong nor
has Venter ever represented anyone else as being a victim of
Prophet's alleged crime.
Venter's criminal claims against Prophet there are no
members of the general public who have come forward
proclaiming to have been victims of any alleged wrong doing
on the part of Prophet. No victim stands before the police.
No victim stands before the court.
criminal claims against Prophet take place in the absence of
a complaint and in the absence of a crime in a time frame
when Prophet was facing criminal charges.
to Venter's claims, in stark contrast, Prophet's charge
against Venter is alarmingly different because Prophet is
the victim of Venter's alleged criminal acts and Prophet can
show how his life has been ruined.
Therefore, it follows to a considerable degree that Prophet
is entitled to proclaim that Venter is a criminal and, as
the victim, it is also Prophet's fundamental civil right to
be given the opportunity to testify before a magistrate.
turns out that Prophet is telling lies about Venter then
Venter can take that up in a civil action against Prophet.
affidavit follows below.