1 November 2013
The IFP has welcomed the sentence handed down
to the killer of Bredasdorp teenager, Anene Booysen, but the IFP
contends that he must not receive early parole.
IFP Spokesperson on Women, Children and People
with Disabilities, Ms Liezl van der Merwe, MP, said "We want to
congratulate the investigators for their dedication and hard
work and the witnesses for their efforts in assisting the police
to apprehend and prosecute Anene's murderer.
We hope his
sentence sends a strong message to other would-be killers and to
all South Africans, that violence against any person will not be
tolerated and will be met with the full force of the law".
The IFP believes that this case has shown just
how effectively our justice system can function.
"People like Johannes Kana do not deserve to
be part of our society and we can only hope that justice will be
handed down as swiftly in all other cases as well. Our courts
must ensure that anyone involved in the abuse and killing of
women and children receive the maximum sentence if found guilty.
Such people are a great threat to our society
and deserve to spend the rest of their lives in jail" concluded
van der Merwe.
IFP Spokesperson on
Women, Children and People with
Ms Liezl Van der Merwe, MP.
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