Simon’s Town Murder of Deputy Sheriff an Attack on Justice
24 June 2016
Today I met with the widow of the Deputy Sheriff of Simon’s Town, Mbulelo Nogqala, who was murdered in cold blood by three men in his home in Masiphumelele last Wednesday. This horrific incident happened to the 37 year old man in front of his family, in what seems to have been a targeted assassination.
The Sheriff performs a key role in enforcing the criminal justice process, delivering the orders of the courts. The assassination of the Deputy Sheriff is an attack on the weak underbelly of our justice system. Sheriffs plays an essential role in our communities. They hand out summonses, notices, warrants and court orders, and are actively involved in the prevention of family violence, and to ensure that men pays maintenance.
It is absolutely essential for the police to find these perpetrators and justice to be served. We cannot let criminals threaten our justice system by intimidating its servants.
Mr Nogqala was a dedicated servant of the law, a keen rugby player and well liked in the community. I urge everyone that could have any information to hand it over to the police. The murderers and the people behind them must be found and justice be served for his family and for our criminal system.