ATTEMPTS TO KILL NATCOM WILL NOT SUCCEED
National Commissioner Isaac Magagula’s family has had enough of rumours, threats and attempts on his life. They refuse to remain silent while their patriarch’s name gets dragged in the mud.
Mduduzi ‘CeeDee’ Magagula, his son, approached the Sunday Observer as representative of the family to remind detractors that behind the man leading the police force is a supportive family which wishes to see him carry out his mandate peacefully.
‘CeeDee’ says even though he understands that his father is a public figure, some situations call for him to stand up and send a message to those who do not wish him well.
Revealing that the national com- missioner has had his life threatened several times in the past, he says God’s constant protective hand plays a role in ensuring that he remains safe through every tribulation.
“We know the people involved in these incidences (attempts on his life) as well as secretive meetings plotting his downfall. They should know that he is not shaken,” ‘CeeDee’ said.
Affirming the family’s trust in God, ‘ CeeDee’ says they are confident because Magagula is a man of God who does not cloud his personal life with his professional duties.
“There are elements who have tried everything in their power to intimidate him from ensuring that there is a conducive environment for police officers to do their jobs. We understand that the national commissioner is a public figure and he is bound to get criticism. That we accept. However, it should be constructive, not biased,” he says.
He says it is disheartening to note that their father gets singled out on anything that arises within the service whereas he is just the controlling officer in charge of administration, not hands on; “We don’t understand why he gets singled out whereas there are many operational managers who work with him,”
Over the years, the family says they kept quite out of respect for the position he holds but are currently overwhelmed by the different accusations and plotting that is allegedly taking place behind the scenes.
“We respect the service and what it stands for. We do not mean to reveal some operations we are privy to be but feel the need to set the record straight and then keep quiet because this is affecting us as well,” ‘CeeDee’ says.
National Commissioner of Police Isaac Magagula with other senior officers addressing journalists during a press conference recently.