24 October 2013
The IFP calls on the court to ensure that
those responsible for killing the two Diepsloot toddlers receive
life sentences and must be denied bail.
IFP Women's Brigade Chairperson, Mrs Thoko
Audrey Kubheka, said, “Our courts must make sure that anyone
involved in the abuse and killing of women and children are not
granted bail and they must get life sentence if found guilty.
Such people deserve to spend their life in jail as they are a
great threat to our society.”
During the 2013 SONA speech, and in response
to the brutal killing of Anene Booysen earlier this year,
President Jacob Zuma announced the state's high-level response
to the scourge of violence against women and children, through
the establishment of the National Council Against Gender Based
"The IFP’s representative in the Portfolio
Committee of Women, Children and People with Disabilities warned
then that without dedicated financial and human resources, this
would end up being another proverbial white elephant. Now, eight
months later, just as we predicated, the Council has yet to make
any impact, because it lacks the necessary resources to do so,"
The IFP calls on the state to oppose bail for
the accused involved in the killing of the two young children in
Diepsloot. In addition, it should be made mandatory that anyone
involved in abusing women and children receives a hefty sentence
and without the possibility of parole.
IFP Womens Brigade Chairperson, City of
Mrs Thoko Audrey Kubheka, 076 714 3520
IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison
Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675