Diepsloot Killers Must Get Life Sentences

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 Violence. 


"The IFPs 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," said Kubheka. 


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.



Issued by:

IFP Womens Brigade Chairperson, City of Johannesburg

Mrs Thoko Audrey Kubheka, 076 714 3520


Or Contact 

IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675