IFP Welcomes Verdict in Anene Booysen Case

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.


Issued by:
IFP Spokesperson on Women, Children and People with Disabilities:
Ms Liezl Van der Merwe, MP.


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