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.
It is no secret that Pollex is a supporter of the “death sentence” being reinstated in the legal system of the RSA, in respect of certain specified, convicted offenders. In this regard, refer to “An open letter to our President” published in Pollex in Servamus: April 2014. Furthermore, Pollex is also a supporter of “whipping” (Afrikaans: “lyfstraf”) being reinstated as a form of punishment imposed by our courts in respect of certain, specified, male, convicted offenders - adults as well as children.
During February 2020, Tazne van Wyk, an eight-year-old girl from Elsies River in the Cape, went missing. After two weeks her partially decomposed body was found in a drain pipe near the town of Worcester.