7 February 2013

South Africa: Popcru Statement On Bredasdorp Rape and Murder of a 17 Year Old Girl

Photo: Reinnier Kazé/IRIN
(file photo):Campaign against rape

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) is satisfied with the progress made by police in the Western Cape in the rape and mutilation case of Anine Booysen.

The arrest of two men in connection with this vicious crime should serve as a lesson to rapists and murderers whose aim is to infect our societies with despicable evil.

POPCRU is still shocked by the rape and brutal killing of the teenager in Bredasdorp.

We call on our members and society at large to stand up against this crime and many others which go unreported.

We all have a role to play in protecting women and children from the clutches of anyone who seeks only to destroy and kill.

We appeal with members of the Bredasdorp community to share any information about the crime with the police. 17 year old Anine Booysen deserved to grow up in a safe South Africa, let’s all raise our voices and say no to the violation of anyone’s right to life.

Issued by POPCRU

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