The late police officer Sharon Mogale was passionate about the fight against gender-based violence and social crime prevention. This has been reiterated by fellow police officers at her funeral service in Kempton Park in Ekurhuleni.
Mogale, who worked at the Tembisa south police station, was shot and killed while with another woman officer at a retail shop in Tembisa. Minister of Police General Bheki Cele is attending the funeral service and will deliver the eulogy.
On the 26th of August, Sergeant Mogale and her colleague Sergeant Mapule Petje were attacked by four armed suspects while inside a retail shop in Tembisa. The suspects shot Mogale in the head, before making off with both of the officers’ service pistols. Petje was not injured during the attack.
Speakers at Mogale’s funeral service say she was loved by the Tembisa community as she was active in the fight against gender-based violence. They say she frequently called community meetings to highlight the scourge that has gripped Ekurhuleni and the country and leaves a huge vacuum in the Tembisa police station.
Last month, at a funeral of other slain police officers, Cele bemoaned the killing of police and called for better tactical response training for officers to protect themselves in the line of duty.