THE FOXCROFT-ISSUE SHOULD BE HANDLED
STATEMENT BY ROELF MEYER,
UDM SPOKESPERSON ON JUSTICE
UDM strongly advocates that the stricter legislation on rape
sentencing should be enforced to eradicate this problem from our
society. Therefore we cannot condone this particular judgement and
other similar ones in recent times.
UDM subscribes to the principle of the division of power between
the Executive, Legislative and Judiciary functions of government
and would therefore rely on the Chief Justice as the main
authority as far as matters pertaining to the Judiciary.
Parliament has a responsibility, particularly when it comes to the
rights of women and children and a clear “message” of concern
from Parliament can therefore contribute towards the general
awareness, and would emphasize the need for firm action against
perpetrators of crimes against women and children.
this case, the Judiciary should get that “message” too, and
the UDM proposes that the Justice Portfolio Committee should
directly address the Chief Justice regarding this concern.
Roelf Meyer, MP
UDM Spokesperson for Justice