8 February 2013

South Africa: Police Must Find All Aneen's Rapists

press release

The IFP calls on the police to work tirelessly and act swiftly in arresting all other suspects allegedly involved in the gang-rape, brutal mutilation and murder of the 17 year old girl from Bredasdorp, Aneen Booysen.

IFP Spokesperson on Police, Mr Velaphi Ndlovu MP, said, "More arrests are imminent in this case. This shocking crime must be met with the full force of our law. The brutality committed against Aneen Booysen is a wake-up call to the Government that our courts and criminal sanctions are not effective deterrents to rapists. We need to explore other avenues of harsher and tougher measures."

"Our women are not safe!" said Ndlovu, "What is this Government doing to protect them? Rape is a heinous crime and it is imperative for Government to implement new strategies to fight it. It must be eradicated from our land."

The IFP calls on the Bredasdorp community to work together in fighting this terrible social ill. The community must stand together as one and support the Booysen family.

"We thank the community for marching from Aneen's school to the construction site where she was found, as an expression that this should never, ever happen again," said Ndlovu.

The IFP also encourages the community to speak out against any possible bail for the accused. In the case of a guilty verdict, the IFP trusts the court will impose a sentence commensurate with the seriousness of this crime against not only Aneen, but against us all as South Africans.

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