South Africa: The Constitution Protects Everyone's Rights
Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg), 24 May 2002
The wave of violent criminal activity that has engulfed South Africa in recent years has posed major problems for the courts. The Constitution promotes the foundational values of freedom, equality and dignity. Criminals do not respect such values. Hence the public demands that strict justice should be meted out to such people. "Crime control at all costs" is the understandable public war cry.