Sentencing of Reitz Four - statement by Mrs Thandi Nontenja - Member of UDEMWO NEC (30 July 2010)

The United Democratic Women’s Organisation has noted that the so-called Reitz Four has been sentenced a R20,000 fine each or twelve months imprisonment.

Although we are happy that these human injustices were scrutinised by our justice system, we believe that this is merely a slap on the wrist in terms of extent of the humiliation their victims suffered; especially the women.

We hope that this sentencing sends a strong message to our youth that they must respect their elders and especially women.