ISSUED BY JAKE MASEKA, MP
UDM SPOKESPERSON FOR JUSTICE
UDM welcomes the extradition treaty signed yesterday between South Africa and
the United States of America.
This follows the embarrassment of the Constitutional Court having to tell the
government that they should not have extradited a suspect to the US where he now
faces the death penalty. We hope that the new treaty makes adequate provision
for the ruling of the Constitutional Court.
Similarly, we call on government, as the champion of Human Rights in the
international arena, to review all extradition treaties with countries that
still apply the death penalty.
Mr Jake Maseka, MP
UDM Spokesperson on Justice
082 821 6290
26 June 2001