MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


IFP-GP Shocked by Shameless Rape in Gauteng

20 March 2013    

The IFP Gauteng (IFP-GP) is infuriated to learn that a convicted rapist out on parole was caught raping a 15 year old girl in Jabulani, Soweto, Gauteng. 

The IFP-GP finds this incident very distressing and sickening especially on the eve of South Africa celebrating Human Rights Day. South African citizens have become all to accustomed to hearing stories of our women and children being raped and murdered. 

Surely this incident, which firstly shows the weaknesses of our correctional system and secondly the vulnerability of ordinary citizens to degenerate behaviour and individuals, should start to make us as society re-question whether or not the time has come to look for an alternative form of justice for acts such as these, the IFP Caucus leader in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL) Bonginkosi Dhlamini stated. 

Dhlamini further explained that the IFP-GP stands by the United Nations International Women's Day 2013 theme, "A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women". 

He explained that "What saddens the IFP-GP the most about these depraved actions is that they seem to be taking place in the most unfortunate places for our young girls and women". As a father he stated "it deeply worries me that our kids now grow up in an unsafe nation, filled with depraved males, who instead of being guardians of youth according to our Ubuntu system, now relish taking innocence from our youth" .

The IFP-GP is optimistic and welcomes the Speaker of the Gauteng Legislature, Lindiwe Maseko's initiative of convening an interface dialogue in which we hope that moral decay and social cohesion will take centre stage, with the hope of coming up with concrete programmes to deal with this inhumane behaviour.  

Contact:
 IFP Caucus Leader in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature; Bonginkosi Dhlamini; 071 622 7523 
Or 
IFP Media Liaison Officer, Musa Ngobeni; 079 412 9757/011 489 6401