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1999

UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT

MEDIA RELEASE

 

LIFE LONG IMPRISONMENT FOR RAPISTS:
 A DECISIVE VERDICT TO PROTECT WOMEN

MEDIA STATEMENT ISSUED BY ANNELIZÉ VAN WYK, MP
 UDM SPOKESPERSON ON SAFETY AND SECURITY

The UDM congratulates Judge Mohammed Hussein for imprisoning for life the four gang-rapists of a young woman from Balfour.  Hussein has, with this decisive sentence, demonstrated that our judicial system has the means at its disposal to protect the women and children of this country.

The UDM, furthermore, felicitates the SAPS investigators as well as our criminal justice system.  They did us proud in this case.

This young woman, who now is HIV-positive and hence sentenced to death, unless a cure is found, deserves the compassion of all of us.  So does her family during the difficult years ahead of them.  So do all rape victims.

This country should be rid of this scourge.  Judge Hussein has set an example as to how one could start achieving that.  The judicial system should take note.

Enquiries:
ANNELIZÉ VAN WYK
UDM SPOKESPERSON ON SAFETY AND SECURITY

18 November 1999

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