2000

UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT

MEDIA RELEASE


JUSTICE - GET YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER!

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

The report of a Pretoria prosecutor wrongfully releasing 2 (two) murder suspects, is totally unacceptable and borders on gross negligence.

These types of incidents negatively influence the morale of members of the SAPS. The justice system is failing South Africans, as well as members of the SAPS who fulfil a very difficult task under almost impossible circumstances.

This "revolving door" type of justice system leads to criminals walking free, victims not seeing justice prevail and South African citizens further loosing faith in the ability of Government to protect them!

The UDM call on the Department of Justice to institute an investigation into this incident and if necessary to implement disciplinary steps. Things can no longer go on this fashion! All the role-players in the judicial system need to play and equal part to demonstrate their commitment in fighting crime!

Enquiries:
 Ms Annelizé van Wyk, MP
UDM Spokesperson for Safety and Security

Cape Town 
06 June 2000