08 February 2013
The IFP calls on the police to work tirelessly
and act swiftly in arresting all other suspects allegedly
involved in the gang-rape, brutal mutilation and murder of the
17 year old girl from Bredasdorp, Aneen Booysen.
IFP Spokesperson on Police, Mr Velaphi Ndlovu
MP, said, "More arrests are imminent in this case. This shocking
crime must be met with the full force of our law. The brutality
committed against Aneen Booysen is a wake-up call to the
Government that our courts and criminal sanctions are not
effective deterrents to rapists. We need to explore other
avenues of harsher and tougher measures."
"Our women are not safe!" said Ndlovu, "What
is this Government doing to protect them? Rape is a heinous
crime and it is imperative for Government to implement new
strategies to fight it. It must be eradicated from our land."
The IFP calls on the Bredasdorp community to
work together in fighting this terrible social ill. The
community must stand together as one and support the Booysen
"We thank the community for marching from
Aneen's school to the construction site where she was found, as
an expression that this should never, ever happen again," said
The IFP also encourages the community to speak
out against any possible bail for the accused. In the case of a
guilty verdict, the IFP trusts the court will impose a sentence
commensurate with the seriousness of this crime against not only
Aneen, but against us all as South Africans.
IFP Spokesperson on Police, Hon Mr Velaphi Ndlovu, MP, 083 625 0803
IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison
Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase,
073 024 5675