During the past couple of weeks, a number of police officials, including from the Hawks, were brutally gunned down. The murder of these dedicated police officials is a loss for each South Africa and we pay tribute to some of them in our article published from p 40-43 of Servamus: April 2020.
This short series of articles, published from pp 18-23 in Servamus: April 2020, explain the role of legal professionals, including advocates and attorneys; the role of the family advocate and the role of the sheriff.
We salute Brig Mauritz "Happy" Schutte who was born on 4 September 1951, but was called for higher duties to be with his Lord and Saviour, our God Almighty on 9 October 2019, succumbing to the illness of cancer. He executed his duties on earth to his family, while in service of the SAPS and while on retirement with honour, commitment, dedication and love. He respected and treated everyone the same, immaterial of who they were - with respect, dignity, professionalism and friendliness - but firm, strict, no nonsense when need be. I never ever saw him angry. He had strong Christian beliefs and strong principles … from which he refused to divert.