Norman Afzal Simons a South African serial killer rapist and primary school teacher known as the Station Strangler. Simons was convicted of only one of twenty-two cases of murder and sodomy of young children near Cape Town, South Africa. Simons victims were all young boys aged between 9 and 13 from the Cape Malays community. He was employed as a teacher at Alpine Primary School in Beacon Valley, Mitchell's Plain. He converted to Islam in 1993, taking on the name Avzal, but converted back to Christianity in 1994. Simons was considered intelligent and spoke seven different languages.
Serial Killer Norman Afzal Simons (aka) Station Strangler, was active for 9 years between 1986-1994, known to have ( 1 confirmed / 22 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: South Africa
Norman Afzal Simons was born on January 12th 1967 in Cape Town, city in the Western Cape, South Africa. He had at least one older stepbrother, an alcoholic Rastafarian who was murdered in 1991, Norman was not involved. Norman Afzal Simons was sexually, physically, and psychologically abused at some point of his life.
Norman Afzal Simons a homosexual, pedophile male citizen of South Africa, with religious ties and/or beliefs connected with the Islam religion, organization or belief system. He completed 16 years of school, received a college degree. He never married. He had no children.
In 1986 (Age 18/19) Norman Afzal Simons started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, rape, and murder his victims. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. He positioned or posed at least one body after death. At the time of his crimes he was living with alone in Beacon Valley, Mitchell's Plain, South Africa, where he was known to work as a serial killer.
Norman Afzal Simons has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 2 years ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Name:||Norman Afzal Simons|
|Victims:||1 - 22|
|Years Active:||1986 - 1994|
|Ages Active:||18/19 - 26/27|
|Active Countries:||South Africa|
|Life Span:||1967 -|
|Sexual Preference:||homosexual, pedophile|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♑ Capricorn |
Dec 22 - Jan 20
|Marital Status:||never married|
|Living With:||alone in Beacon Valley, Mitchell's Plain, South Africa|
|D.O.B.:||Jan 12, 1967|
|Birth Location:||Cape Town, city in the Western Cape, South Africa|
|Siblings:||at least one older stepbrother, an alcoholic Rastafarian who was murdered in 1991, Norman was not involved|
|Highest School:||16 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||college degree|
|Prison Location:||Drakenstein Maximum Correctional Facility in Paarl, Western Cape province of South Africa|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 7 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Norman Afzal Simons. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Jan 12 1967||Norman Afzal Simons was born in Cape Town, city in the Western Cape, South Africa. #19670112|
|Norman Afzal Simons started his serial killing spree. #1986|
|Jan 12 1987|
|Norman Afzal Simons ended his serial killing spree. #1994|
|Jan 12 1997|
|Jan 12 2007|
|Jan 12 2017|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Norman Afzal Simons (1986-1994).
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|living with children||FALSE||268|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||195|
|problems in school||FALSE||221|
|teased in school||FALSE||218|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||320|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||323|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
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|1733630600||Serial Killer Stranglers||Kevin Smith|| 164 Total Including |
|1733630619||Serial Killer Rapists||Kevin Smith|| 266 Total Including |
Ramadan Abdel Rehim Mansour
|0425196402||Serial Killers||Peter Vronsky|| 24 Total Including |
|0312964293||I Have Lived in the Monst...||Robert K. Ressler||Norman Afzal Simons||2|
|1770223622||Missing & Murdered||Alan Morris||Norman Afzal Simons||1|
|1780233817||An Eye for an Eye||Mitchel P. Roth||Norman Afzal Simons||1|
|1291006168||The Glencaple Murder's||Paul Weightman|| 61 Total Including |
|149096679x||100 of the Most Famous Se...||Alex Trost|| 17 Total Including |
|0816069875||The Encyclopedia of Seria...||Michael Newton|| 108 Total Including |
|1326136690||African Serial Killers -...||Sabrina Avakian|| 5 Total Including |
Sipho Agmatir Thwala
|1351224212||XXX International Congres...||Michele Robert||Norman Afzal Simons||1|
Norman Avzal Simons (born 12 January 1967), also known as the "Station Strangler", is a South African rapist and serial killer who was convicted in 1995 on one count of murder and one count of kidnapping Elroy van Rooy, age 10. He was sentenced to 35 years (25 for murder and 10 for kidnapping) in prison.
Norman Afzal Simons is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database